Hazelhurst investigating Nelson Drive shooting which appears to have been accidental

HAZLEHURST, Mississippi (WJTV) – A 26-year-old man is in serious condition after police say he accidentally shot himself in the face last night.

Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley says they were called to a residence on Nelson Drive at approximately 5:30pm on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

Police responded to the home after a neighbor called to report a shot fired.  No one else is believed to have been in the home at the time.

The victim, 26-year-old Natajh Claibourne, is listed in serious condition at UMMC.  Following the accident he was immediately brought to Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital and was then airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Chief Swilley says a 9mm gun was recovered from the scene.  He says the incident is still under investigation.


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