Hattiesburg Police investigating overnight shooting

Hattiesburg Police investigating overnight shooting

Hattiesburg Police are investigating an overnight shooting in the Hub City, the second in under 12 hours.

According to Hattiesburg police 24 hour reports, the shooting occurred in the 400 block of South 16th Avenue just before 1:00 a.m.

Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler stated that it stemmed from an argument where one suspect pulled a gun on the other and fired rounds at him. After the incident, the subject that was shot at left, and returned with a gun, and fired shots that struck the residence. No one was injured in the incident.

According to Traxler, police know who the suspects are and are currently working to acquire warrants for their arrest.

Recent shooting incidents:

This is the seventh shooting incident that Hattiesburg Police are investigating, that has been listed on reports in the last three weeks. According to Traxler, all of these incidents are isolated, and the victims and suspects, all knew one another. Other crimes have occurred in the city, involving other aggravated assaults, these listed below are only shooting incidents.

Dec. 3- Hattiesburg police arrested Terry Banes after firing shots in the air in a wooded area near West 4th Street and Vickers Circle.

Nov. 29- Drive-by shooting that claimed the life of Nathaniel Alexander, 39 at 312 West 4th Street. Police have arrested eight suspects in connection to the crime.

Nov. 25- A shooting occurred on Franklin Street in Hattiesburg. Officers responded to the scene of a shooting around 5:00 p.m.

According to Hattiesburg police officials, when officers arrived they found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.

According to authorities, the victim stated a car pulled up and a guy got out and started shooting at him.

Nov. 24- A drive-by shooting occurred in the 100 block of Mable Street. No one was injured in the shooting.

Nov. 22- Hattiesburg police responded to reports of a shooting on West 5th Street. The suspect went inside his residence for close to two hours before officers made entry to the house where he was taken into custody.

Nov. 19- A shooting in the 3900 block of Morningside Drive that claimed the life of Christopher Robinson, 48. Authorities arrested Lincoln Kelly, and Reginald Hoyle in connection to the crime.

If you have any information regarding any of the crimes contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.