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Deputies investigate Rankin County shooting

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities are calling a family disagreement the reason for a Rankin County shooting. Sheriff Bryan Bailey says the shooting happened Tuesday evening in the Reservoir East subdivision, at 237 John Martin Drive.

The 57-year-old man who fired the shot lived at the home. He was taken to the Rankin County jail. Sheriff Bailey says he is being questioned. Meantime, we've learned the shooting victim is 29 years old. He was airlifted to UMC. 

The man shot was the shooter's son in law. There were four adults and one child inside the home when the shooting happened, including the victim's wife.

"It started out as a verbal argument and the, and again just escalated to where the homeowner felt the need to defend himself and pulled a weapon and did shoot the victim in the face," said Sheriff Bailey.

Bailey tells us the shooter is not being charged at this time. The case will be presented to a grand jury.

At last check, the man who was shot was in stable condition in surgery at UMC. 

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