A local man has died after being shot several times early this morning.
At 2:36 a.m., officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of John Street in reference to shots fired in the area.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers did not find any evidence of a shooting. Not long after, officers were called by the victim’s mother, who said her son was shot in her back yard.
“Approximately 10 minutes later, a complainant called the police department and advised her son was shot in the back yard of her residence,” Merchant said.
The victim, who has been identified as 36-year-old Michael Hudson, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the back yard of a home in the 1100 block of Margaret Boulevard.
“The victim appeared to have been shot several times,” Merchant said.
Hudson was transported by ambulance to Delta Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Merchant said investigators with the Greenville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are actively following up leads on this incident.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Greenville Police Department at 662-378-1515 or Crimestoppers at 662-378-8477.