1 teen dead, another in custody in Jasper County

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) – A teenager is dead, and another is in custody after a fatal shooting in Jasper County.

WDAM-TV reports authorities were called to the suspect’s mobile home in the Moss Community after a 911 call came in around 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

Capt. Robert Morris, investigator with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, says the incident happened during a party. There was no altercation at the party, and about eight people were in attendance. Authorities are investigating whether the shooting was accidental, or intentional.

Authorities aren’t releasing the names of the victim or the suspect until further investigation has been done.

An autopsy on the teenager who was killed will be conducted Tuesday.

No charges have been filed.