Suspect in custody following West 7th St. shooting

Suspect in custody following West 7th St. shooting
Robert Freeman, 23, of Hattiesburg, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, after he surrendered to authorities shortly after the shooting. (Source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hub City man has been charged in connection to the shooting that happened in Hattiesburg Friday night.

Robert Freeman, 23, of Hattiesburg, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault after he surrendered to authorities shortly after the shooting.

The Hattiesburg Police Department responded to the shooting in the 1700 block of West 7th Street around 8 p.m.

Police said three people were injured and transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle.

The injuries are not life threatening, according to police.

During the investigation, police learned that the shooting was a result of a physical altercation.

Freeman was booked into the Forrest County Jail.

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