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Gaming Commission shooting victim was Madison County resident

John Gorman, a Madison County resident and 20-year veteran of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, was killed Wednesday in during a training exercise in Tunica County, according to a news release from Allen Godfrey, executive director of the commission.

Gorman had most recently served as Branch Director of the Vicksburg Field Office. He was named Director of Investigations on Tuesday.

According to the commission, it is believed G0rman was shot and killed during a training exercise in Robinsonville about 9 a.m.. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is in charge of the probe.

The Gaming Commission is a law enforcement body and regulates charitable and licensed gaming throughout the state. This is the first loss of an employee in the almost 22-year history of the agency, the news release said.

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