1 injured in Hub City shooting

1 injured in Hub City shooting
Econo Lodge on Hwy 49/Photo credit: WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police and Forrest County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of shots fired around 3:45 p.m. at the Econo Lodge on Highway 49 Tuesday afternoon.

Police found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound, according to HPD Lt. Jon Traxler.

He has been transferred to Forrest General hospital, and his condition is unknown at this time.

According to Traxler, the shooting was accidental. Someone was showing the gun to the victim, and it discharged.