A Mississippi State University student died Thursday from wounds in a gun-related incident.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the death of Dustin Johnson, a 22-year-old geosciences major from Jackson.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Thursday east of Starkville, near Hickory Grove.
Gladney said the department did not suspect foul play, but was waiting to gather further information and an autopsy report from Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt.
MSU Relations Director Sid Salter said the university mourned Johnson’s loss.
“Anytime we lose one of our students, the entire university is diminished and we extend our deepest sympathies to the young man’s family,” he said.