FARMINGTON, Miss. (AP) – Alcorn County authorities are investigating a shooting incident in the Farmington community that left one man dead and an 11-year-old hospitalized with a gunshot wound.
Sheriff’s chief investigator Tommy Hopkins says deputies received a phone call around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday from a woman who became concerned after she read a message on a friend’s Facebook page.
An officer was sent to a Farmington apartment complex and found the body of 51-year-old Billy Loyd Jr. Loyd’s 11-year-old son was found in the same room with a gunshot wound.
Loyd was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy, whose name has not been released, was in critical condition Thursday at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
The investigation is continuing.