Man shot while driving on MS 27

Published 6:13 pm Saturday, June 22, 2019

Warren County authorities are continuing their investigation into the Saturday shooting of a Vicksburg man as he was traveling along Mississippi 27 south of the Vicksburg city limits.

Marlon Robinson told Warren County sheriff’s deputies someone in another car shot at his car. Robinson was wounded in the face.

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He was taken to Merit Health River Region and later transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said deputies received a call about 4 a.m. concerning a wreck on Mississippi 27 south of the city limits.

According to sheriff’s office reports, Robinson’s car was southbound on Mississippi 27 when it went off the right side of the road and hit standing water in a ditch. A witness to the wreck helped Robinson get out of the car and called 911.

When deputies and paramedics arrived, they saw Robinson had been shot in the face.

Pace said authorities have a suspect in the case, but no one was in custody.

He declined further comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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