A Golf Course Road resident fired shots at one of three men he found inside his kitchen early Tuesday during an apparent burglary, the authorities said.

A few moments later, a man arrived by private vehicle at the county hospital with a gunshot wound and was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Authorities did not know at press time if the two incidents were related.

Officers received a call reporting a burglary in progress with shots fired at the mobile home of Jay Franklin, 1015 Golf Course Road, at 2:09 a.m.

Franklin told officers that he was asleep inside his home when he heard a noise.

"He heard a noise, turned the lights on and saw three black males in his kitchen," Julian Greer, assistant police chief, said.

Franklin told police that he fired either four or five shots from his .38 caliber handgun after seeing that one of the men had a gun.

The men fled his home without taking any of Franklin's belongings, Greer said.

A few minutes later, at 2:13 a.m., a call came in from Neshoba County General Hospital that a man, Dolontee Riley, 20, of 10530 Road 717, had been brought to the emergency room with a gunshot wound, he said.

Riley was airlifted to the UMC in Jackson about 3 a.m.

Investigators are looking for the driver of the car, James A. Moore, 20, of 10791 Road 632, wanted for questioning with regard to the shooting.

"We also plan to question Riley," Greer said, noting that the two incidents may not be related.