Shooting death of Smithdale teen looks accidental - - Jackson, MS

Shooting death of Smithdale teen looks accidental

BROOKHAVEN, MS (AP) - Officials say the shooting death of a 15-year-old Lincoln County boy looks to be accidental.

Lincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris said Austin Wilkinson of Smithdale was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound at the University of Mississippi Medical Center around 3 a.m. Tuesday. McMorris said Wilkinson was shot Monday night at his grandfather's house in Brookhaven. Officials said Wilkinson was shot in the head.

Sheriff Steve Rushing tells The Daily Leader the gun was a .22 revolver that Wilkinson used for target practice and hunting. He said foul play is not suspected.

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