STARKVILLE, Miss. — Authorities say a Mississippi State University student had been shot to death and that an investigation is underway.

WCBI-TV reports that Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt says 23-year-old Austin Powell of Germantown, Tennessee died from a gunshot wound. Emergency responders had been called to the incident on Friday shortly before 2 a.m.

Hunt says that at this time there does not appear to be any foul play. An autopsy has been scheduled.

The coroner’s office and Starkville police are continuing to investigate the shooting.


Information from: WCBI-TV, http://www.wcbi.com