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Covington police are investigating a shooting that took place on Jan. 25. 

According to reports, officers were dispatched to a residence on Steven Avenue after a man was shot. When they arrived, police found a man on the couch with a gunshot wound to the head. 

The vicitim is 18 years old, but has not been identified by police. He was airlifted to The Med in critical condition. 

"There were several other people in the residence at the time and those individuals are being questioned at this time," Chief Buddy Lewis said. "We are interviewing and taking statements from those who were present in the home when this happened."

Lewis said the investigation will be not be rushed, but will be conducted thoroughly. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 901-475-1261.

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