Murder charge in Laurel nightclub shooting

A 35-year-old Laurel man is dead after being gunned down at a nightclub.

Police say they responded to a shooting at the  American Legion Hut on East Elmo Street in Laurel around 12:30 am Monday.  Authorities says when they arrived on the scene they noticed a black male on the ground who had been shot twice in the chest.

Police have not released the name of the victim, but they have made an arrest.  Maurice Pruitt, 33, of Laurel, was arrested monday morning on murder charges. Pruitt is being held in the Jones County jail without bond.