Fatal shooting being investigated as a suicide

Robert Blackford/Editor

A fatal shooting just north of New Boston Friday, Jan. 15, is being investigated as a suicide.

This news is according to Mercer County Sheriff Tom Thompson. Thompson said the fatal gunshot wound was self inflicted.

Several rumors about the shooting had spread around the county which Thompson wanted to set straight.

"We don't normally release reports on suicides," said Thompson.

Thompson did not release the name of the victim but said he was from the Chicago area.