Man shoots himself during traffic stop

Man shoots himself during traffic stop
Source: WDAM
Source: MDOT
Source: MDOT

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An early morning incident in Hattiesburg on the I-59 exit off Hardy Street sent one man to the hospital Wednesday.

Around 2 a.m. Hattiesburg police were conducting a traffic stop on a small SUV when the man in the vehicle suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound during the traffic stop, according to Hattiesburg Police Public Information Officer Lt. Jon Traxler.

The Hattiesburg Police Department along with the Hattiesburg Fire Department, Forrest County Sheriff's Department and USM Police briefly shut down traffic to motorists on that section of Hardy Street during the investigation.

Traxler said the man is alive, but his condition and identity are unknown at this time.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they are made available.