1 injured, 5 in custody for questioning in Lamar County shooting

Authorities said five people were detained and are currently being questioned for involvement.

1 injured, 5 in custody for questioning in Lamar County shooting

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Deputies are currently investigating a shooting that left one man injured Friday morning in Lamar County. Deputies responded to the shooting around 8 a.m. on Magnolia Drive.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel tells us one person was shot in the lower part of his stomach. The victim was later taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

As deputies worked to secure the scene, five people jumped out the window of a two-story apartment. Authorities say several weapons were recovered from the apartment. The five people were detained and are currently being questioned for involvement.

Authorities believed two suspects were barricaded in the residence after the shooting. After two hours, police breached the the apartment to find the apartment empty, according to the sheriff’s department.

Rigel said that several weapons were recovered inside the apartment.

Authorities cleared the scene and recovered the vehicle, but has not determined if the driver was involved in the shooting.

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