UPDATE: One dead, one injured in Hattiesburg shooting

UPDATE: One dead, one injured in Hattiesburg shooting
Shooting at Morningside Drive in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Police have confirmed one death after a Wednesday afternoon shooting on Morningside Drive in Hattiesburg.

According to Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict, the victim has been identified as Christopher Robinson, 48. The victim will be sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

According to HPD Lt. Jon Traxler, officers responded to a report of shots fired around 3:30 at 3997 Morningside Drive. 

Upon officers arrival, they found Robinson suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound at the bottom of the stairwell of an apartment unit and transported by ambulance to Forrest General Hospital, where he later died.

A second victim suffered minor injures when a bullet went through a door and struck him in the groin area. He was not transported to the hospital according to Traxler.

No suspects are in custody, and police urge anyone with any information to contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

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