Marion man dies from gunshot wound sustained at bar

Marion man dies from gunshot wound sustained at bar

MARION — A 31-year-old Marion man was pronounced dead by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office as a result of a gunshot wound suffered early Sunday morning at Red Zone Bar on Route 37 in Whiteash.

According to Coroner Michael “Junior” Burke, the shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the bar’s parking lot. The victim was taken to Herrin Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be conducted.

Burke says a suspect was taken into custody for aggravated battery with a firearm. Additional charges are pending.

The shooting is currently under investigation by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, The Williamson County Coroner’s Office and the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s office.

No further information is available at this time.