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UM Student confirmed dead in Madison

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University of Mississippi student David Bradley Taggart, 21, was confirmed dead by Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland yesterday evening, according to WAPT of Jackson.
Friends close to Taggart on campus said his death was the result of a gunshot wound.
Taggart was a junior business student this past fall.
Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said he had not heard anything official as of this report but the loss is devastating if true.
“To lose a student is very painful to the university,” Reardon said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially his brother Drew, who was Associated Student Body president during his time here. We’re thinking and praying for them.”
The Madison Police Department could not confirm or deny any reports Tuesday.
Mitchell Diggs, University of Mississippi spokesperson and associate director of media and P.R., said Taggart had no record of being enrolled this past spring semester.
David is the son of Madison lawyer Andy Taggart and his wife Karen. His brothers Drew and Rob are both currently enrolled in graduate programs at the university, law and business respectively.
This is the second University of Mississippi student to have died this week. Caroline Bartley, a biology sophomore, and her parents died in a plane crash near Tupelo on Sunday.
Details concerning both students' deaths will be reported as they become available.