The Jones County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a shooting just after 1:00 p.m. on Friday at a residence in the 100 block of Currie Road in the Currie community.
Deputies arrived to find a adult male who had been shot once in the abdomen laying in the front yard. The victim's father was the reported shooter and was taken into custody by deputies on the scene without incident.
EMServ Ambulance Service medics and emergency medical responders with Powers Fire & Rescue provided emergency care to the shooting victim with assistance provided by JCSD deputies. The victim was transported by EMserv to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be a serious gunshot injury.
The investigation into the shooting is underway by JCSD investigators. The father who reportedly fired the handgun was being interviewed by investigators this afternoon at the Jones County Sheriff's Department.