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Authorities investigating early Monday morning shooting; teenager wounded

A 13-year-old girl was shot in the leg early Monday, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

He said deputies responded to a call about 12:30 a.m. Monday that a girl was at the Merit Health River Region emergency room with a gunshot wound to the leg. The wound was not life-threatening, Pace said.

He said investigators learned there had been a gathering of teenagers and young adults on Grey Creek Drive and the girl was shot during the event. She was taken by a private vehicle to the emergency room.

He said the incident is under investigation.  The victim, due to her age, was not identified.

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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