Man shot in neck with rifle survives - - Jackson, MS

Man shot in neck with rifle survives

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson man is certainly thankful this holiday weekend after being shot in the neck with a rifle and surviving.

Jackson Police Officer Colendula Green said an argument escalated into gunfire around 2:20 Saturday morning in the 2300 block of Oakhurst Drive.

The 44 year old shooting victim was struck just above the trachea.

Green said the rifle's bullet entered and exited the man's neck.

Amazingly police say his injuries are not life threatening.

According to investigators, the altercation took place at the home of the unidentified victim.

He is being treated at a local hospital.

The gunman is still at large.

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