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Hattiesburg man shot, murdered at gas station

The Chevron gas station on the Hwy 42 bypass The Chevron gas station on the Hwy 42 bypass
Where the truck stopped near the old Hercules plant Where the truck stopped near the old Hercules plant

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg recorded its second murder in less than 10 hours Monday, the ninth in the city this year.

Just before 10 p.m. Monday at a Chevron gas station on the Hwy 42 bypass 33-year-old Marco Devell Harris of Hattiesburg was shot in the chest.

According to police, witnesses said a black male fired a handgun multiple times at a car parked in the parking lot of the gas station before fleeing the scene.

Witnesses said Harris attempted to drive away after being shot and wrecked a few hundred yards away near the old Hercules plant. He was taken to Forrest General Hospital where he died just after 3 a.m.

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

The other murder occurred earlier in the day. Hattiesburg police arrested 49-year-old Patrick Lang in connection with the shooting death of his wife, Pamela. Lang was found lying in a carport on Flowers Street. Patrick Lang was apprehended a short time later in a field near the home. He's being held in the Forrest County Jail on murder charges.

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