Hub City man jailed in Saturday shooting

Hub City man jailed in Saturday shooting

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) _ A Hattiesburg man is in Forrest County Jail after an early-morning shooting Saturday sent a woman to the hospital.

Maurice Harris, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and another count of domestic violence/aggravated assault after shooting into a vehicle containing three people, including Harris’ ex-wife.

Hattiesburg police were notified of a shooting that took place about 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 49 and Campbell Loop after a victim arrived at a local hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to her leg.

An investigation revealed that after a verbal altercation with his ex-wife, Harris fired shots into the vehicle she was riding in, striking another female in the leg.

Two other people in the vehicle were not injured.

Harris was arrested a short time later after his vehicle was stopped in Jones County, and he was transported to HPD for questioning.

After questioning, Harris was charged and booked into jail.

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