HPD investigating weekend shooting

HPD investigating weekend shooting
Hattiesburg police responded to a report of stolen car batteries on March 5. (Photo source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are investigating a weekend shooting in the Hub City.

On Sunday, around 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Putnam Avenue for an alleged assault.

"Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who advised he stopped in front of a club on Putnam and was talking with a man, when two others walked up and started talking," Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler said. "The victim advised that one of the men struck him in the face, and then a suspect pulled out weapons and as he (victim) sped away, he heard shots being fired."

Traxler added that the back glass of the vehicle was busted in the shooting, but no injuries were reported.

If you have any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.