Meridian police

Meridian Police Department

An unidentified man died from injuries sustained after a shooting Tuesday night in Meridian.

"It appears as though it was an ambush," Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose said. "He was targeted." 

Dubose said the man had a gunshot wound to the hip but didn't know when the state's medical examiner would perform an autopsy. 

Clayton Cobler, the Lauderdale County coroner, said the 20-year-old man died around 10:30 a.m. at a local hospital. 

Dubose said that no suspects had been identified.

Police said they received the call at 11:24 p.m. Tuesday and that one residence and two vehicles were also hit by gunfire.

Investigators ask community members with information to call East Mississippi Crimestoppers at (855) 485-8417 to give an anonymous tip. 

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