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ROBINSONVILLE, Miss.–It was a training exercise outside the office of the Miss. Gaming Commission office in Robinsoville Wednesday morning where Commissioner John B. Gorman was shot. Now the Miss. Bureau of Investigation is looking into it.
Gaming Commission Exec. Dir. Allen Godfrey told media Wednesday that the gun went off and the bullet hit Gorman, 45, in the chest.
Gorman was a Madison County native. He had a wife and two daughters. He was director of investigations for the agency.
Gov. Phil Bryant issued this statement:
“Deborah and I were sad to learn of the death of John Gorman, Mississippi Gaming Commission Director of Investigations. His loss will be felt by his loved ones and colleagues alike. Our prayers are with his family, his friends, and the Mississippi Gaming Commission during this difficult time.”