NATCHEZ, Mississippi — Natchez police are investigation a shooting that left a 37-year-old man dead.
Detective Jerry Ford said says Orinthia Bailey was found dead on Itasca Drive early Sunday morning after police received a call from a nearby resident saying they heard a loud shot.
Ford tells The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/1xHnxZw ) preliminary autopsy results showed Bailey was shot once in the hip. He says investigators found a shell casing from a .45-caliber gun near Bailey's body.
Ford says Bailey lived in the area and could have been walking home when he was shot.
He says one witness told police they saw a vehicle driving away from the scene shortly after hearing the shots, but couldn't provide exact details of the vehicle.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/