One man shot near John Dale Drive

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, May 5, 2009

VIDALIA — A shooting in the John Dale Drive area, south of the police department, sent one man to the hospital Monday night.

The man was shot in the upper right thigh. He was transported to Natchez Regional Medical Center.

Vidalia Police Chief Ronnie G. “Tapper” Hendricks said investigators were working the case and were hoping to get statements from the victim.

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The victim was alert on scene.

Hendricks said the bullet went through the man’s leg, leading investigators to believe it was fired from a high caliber weapon.

No arrests had been made late Monday night.

Julie Cooper