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Winona Man Charged In Monday Night Shooting

WINONA, Miss. (WCBI)-Winona police are still trying to piece together a shooting that took place Monday night on North Union Street. Winona police were alerted to the shooting after receiving a call from the Tyler Holmes Hospital of a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim and the driver say they were in the housing project when they were approached by men in the street that told them to get out of the vehicle. They then allegedly shot the passenger in the leg with a 40 or 45 caliber pistol. Police arrested James Eskridge of Winona early yesterday morning in connection to the shooting. Eskridge is charged with Aggravated Assault, Discharging a Weapon in the City Limits, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. His bond is set at $300,000. The weapon has still not been recovered.