1 jailed in connection to Saturday's Hub City shooting

1 jailed in connection to Saturday's Hub City shooting

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - One person is behind bars in connection to a Saturday drive-by shooting in the Hub City.

Brian Lamar Rice, 25, was arrested this afternoon by Hattiesburg Police and charged with one count of aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).

"Around noon today, Rice was located in the 300 block of East Scooba Street where he was taken into custody for a warrant in connection to the shooting that occurred in the 700 block of Eufala Street yesterday," said Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler.

That shooting occurred around 9 a.m., according to Traxler.

The victim in the shooting was hit, but his injuries were non-life threatening according to Traxler. The victim was transported to Forrest General Hospital where he was treated for his injures.

The investigation is ongoing, if anyone additional information contact the Hattiesburg Police Department at 601-544-7900 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.