UPDATE:Two people shot in Hattiesburg

UPDATE:Two people shot in Hattiesburg
Shooting at Edwards Street in Downtown Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Around 10:30 a.m. Hattiesburg police responded to the 816 Edwards Street, just across from the Hattiesburg Police Department, to a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims, a male and female suffering from gunshot wounds on site according to Hattiesburg Police Maj. Hardy Sims.

Two people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, the extent of their injuries is unknown.

Police taped off a large section on Edwards Street in front of Shelton's Fast Food and Grocery where the incident occurred. Detectives as well as the HPD Crime Scene Unit combed the scene searching for evidence as well as photographing the scene.

One person was placed in the back of a patrol car and taken from the scene, but Sims could not comment whether the person was connected to the crime or not.

The motive of the shooting, and number of people involved was not available at this time.

Police ask that anyone with any information contact the Hattiesburg Police department or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

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