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6 people shot behind Hattiesburg bar, suspect sought

Six people were injured in the shooting Friday, Jan. 5  around 11:45 p.m. inside La Fiesta...
Six people were injured in the shooting Friday, Jan. 5  around 11:45 p.m. inside La Fiesta Brava and no arrests have been made in the case. (Photo source: WDAM)
Published: Jan. 6, 2018 at 5:37 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 26, 2018 at 11:27 AM CST
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Hattiesburg police are seeking this male person of interest in connection to the shooting....
Hattiesburg police are seeking this male person of interest in connection to the shooting. (Photo source: HPD)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police responded to a shooting behind a bar and restaurant on US Highway 49.

Six people were shot at the 6100 block of Hwy 49 behind La Fiesta Brava, according to Hattiesburg police.

Gun fire erupted at approximately 11:48 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, shots were fired from a fleeing vehicle and an officer exchanged gunfire, but no injuries were sustained, according to the City of Hattiesburg.

The six people injured sustained not life threatening injuries. One person with a gunshot wound ran to Glory Bound Gyro Co. and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Four of the six injured are from Laurel, Ellisville and Waynesboro.

Hattiesburg released a photo of a male person of interest wanted in connection to the shooting.

Police have not named any suspects in the shooting, and it is not clear if any of the injured are suspects.

A separate internal investigation will be conducted, per standard procedure when an officer discharges a weapon in the line of duty.

Hattiesburg police and Forrest County Sheriff's responded to the scene, in addition to other emergency personnel.

Anyone with any information regarding the shooting should call HPD at 601-544-7900 or Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.

This is a developing story. Check WDAM for the latest updates.

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