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Suspect arrested in shooting

A suspect is behind bars one day after a shooting outside an apartment complex in the edge of downtown Corinth.

Forty-one-year-old Corey McGaha of Johns Street was shot once in the abdomen Wednesday afternoon, and eye witnesses saw the shooter before he left the scene.

Corinth Police talked to neighbors about what they saw and the man who allegedly pulled the trigger was tracked down.

Det. Dell Green said the suspect was taken into custody during a traffic stop about 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning.

Charges are still pending, and Green said the suspect's name would not be released at this time.

The shooting happened about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of East Sixth Street.

When police arrived on the scene they found McGaha lying in the street in front of the same apartment complex where gunfire was exchanged just a few weeks ago.

McGaha was transported from the scene to Magnolia Regional Health Center and then flown to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Green said McGaha is still in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Shootings in the city during January were excessive.

A pair of overnight shootings in the same area as the Wednesday shooting kept police busy on January 3 and 4. Three people were injured in the shootings on East Sixth and Graham streets.

Then on January 21 "" the evening of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "" two men were found dead outside a Tate Street rental house.

Twenty-eight-year-old Daniel Sanquez Gunn and 27-year-old Latavious Dontrial Rogers were both shot and pronounced dead on the scene.

Both shootings remain under active investigation.