FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Forrest County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after one man was killed and another injured in a Friday night shooting.
The shooting happened in the 100 block of Beverly Hills Loop.
Forrest County Investigator John Tryner said that deputies received a call around 8:30 p.m. about an individual being shot. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found one man dead and another man injured.
According to Tryner, multiple witness statements determined that the deceased individual was the shooter and that he died at the scene from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
The injured man was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Residents that live in the neighborhood said that they are in total shock.
Ronald Gamblin has been living on Beverly Hills Loop for more than two decades and said that he is worried.
“I’m really concerned about my family because nothing like this has ever happened around here,” said Gamblin.
“It’s one of the quietest neighborhood spots in Petal,” he added.
Tryner said the investigation is ongoing.