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Hattiesburg resident killed in early Sunday shooting

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating the murder of a man gunned down on Sunday morning.

According to Lt. Jon Traxler, officers responded to a 911 call at 2 a.m. of shots being fired in the area of 4th Avenue and W. Pine Street. Upon arrival they found a man standing outside a vehicle on 4th Avenue holding a handgun and man lying in the roadway.

HPD took the person into custody that was outside the vehicle without incident along with several other people.

Forrest County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Nobles has identified the victim as John Donaldson, 21. According to Nobles, the Hattiesburg resident had multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Forrest General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His body has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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