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.