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Man transported to UMMC after being shot in head

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Update/correction:

The Vicksburg Police Department said in a release Saturday morning that the victim was stopped because he was speeding, not that he flagged down police.

VPD states the victim was a 17-year-old male from Edwards, Mississippi, and that the shooting occurred at a party in Raymond, Mississippi, from where he drove himself to Vicksburg.

Original story:

Vicksburg Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Saturday morning.

At around 2:33 a.m., a shooting victim flagged down Vicksburg Police Officer Brad Lyons at Clay Street and Mission 66 near the Walgreens.

Officer Lyons requested emergency medical response from the Vicksburg Fire Department, indicating the victim had been shot in the head.

The victim told investigators that the shooting occurred in Hinds County. The vehicle that the victim was riding in has Hinds County registration and tags.

Investigators are communicating with Hinds County authorities in hopes of locating the incident scene and determining if the vehicle needs to be held as potential evidence.

The victim has been transported to Merit Health River Region from where he will be airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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