Lamar County records first murder of the year

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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Lamar County Sheriff's Department is investigating the murder of a Hattiesburg man found dead Wednesday night.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel has identified the body found as Wayne Davis, 26, of Hattiesburg.

Davis was shot multiple times at an apartment complex on Primrose Avenue around 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

Rigel said another victim was also shot but would not release the name. He said the victim is ICU at a local hospital.

No arrest has been made, but investigators have received several leads.

If you have any information about this crime contact Metro Crimestopper at (601) 582-STOP. There is an $1,000 reward if an arrest is made.

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