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2 jailed after drive-by shooting in Hub City

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Two people are behind bars in connection to a Tuesday drive-by shooting in the Hub City.

Tyland Walker, 19, and Altorioun Betts, 24, both of Hattiesburg, were arrested Tuesday night as part of an investigation into a drive-by shooting that happened at 101 Ellis Drive.

Around 2:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired from a gray Chevy Tahoe at a subject.

“The vehicle was located later around the intersection of Dixie and Quinn Street, and several people were taken into custody,” Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler said. “One person from that location was charged in the crime.”  

Another person was taken into custody in the 100 block of Belfort Drive and charged in the crime.

Both Walker and Betts were charged with drive-by shooting and criminal street gang activity, and are both currently housed in the Forrest County Jail.

Traxler added that a weapon was not recovered, and that no one was injured during the shooting.

“The investigation is ongoing and if anyone has any information, please call Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP,” Traxler said.

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