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VERONA, Miss. (WCBI) – A Verona man is dead after a gunshot to the head and the shooter is still on the loose.

Authorities responded to a shooting at Bailey Apartments in Verona about 5:45 Friday night. According to Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green, 46 year old Jeya Suppiah died from a gun shot to the head.

Another person not identified was taken by ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo for injuries sustained in the shooting. Residents at the apartment complex told police they heard a total of three gunshots.

Verona police, Lee County Sheriff’s deputies, Tupelo police and Shannon police all responded to the call. Authorities are searching for a light skinned black male.

He’s described at 6 feet 4 inches tall, 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, black toboggan and black and gray gloves.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Tupelo or Verona Police departments.

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