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25-year-old man dead after shooting outside Wiggins apartment complex

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A man is dead after a Wednesday evening shooting in Stone County, officials say.

Martin Luther Atkinson Jr., 25, was shot outside of Wiggins Apartments on McGregor Street, according to Stone County Coroner Wayne Flurry.

Atkinson was taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg where he was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m., Flurry said.

Wiggins police are interviewing two persons of interest, but there no charges have been filed in the case.

If you have any information, contact the Wiggins Police Department at 601-928-5444.

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