Case reduced in Hub City weekend shooting

Case reduced in Hub City weekend shooting
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - As the investigation continued, the Hattiesburg Police Department have reduced a case in a weekend shooting in the Hub City.

The shooting was reported in the 1700 block of West 7th Street, and police said the incident was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police were called to Forrest General Hospital Saturday in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler.

"The victim was walking down the roadway in front of 1700 West 7th Street, and heard a shot and was hit in the leg," Traxler said.

People in the area also heard shots and saw the victim lying on the ground. He was then transported to the hospital, according to Traxler.