Man shot in leg near St. Martin

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - We're following a developing story this morning in St. Martin. WLOX News has learned a man was shot twice in the leg near Highway 609. And Jackson County investigators are telling us the shooting may be related to a drug deal.

When we talked with Jackson County's Sheriff a short time ago, he told us the victim's gunshot wounds were not life threatening.  Because investigators are looking for a suspect, the sheriff didn't release other specifics about the shooting.

The victim was wounded around 7:00 Wednesday night.

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