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“Active shooter” situation diffused overnight in Hattiesburg

courtesy of TeleSouth Communications Inc.

Hattiesburg Police were already on the scene at Roper’s bar on Hwy 49 in Hattiesburg after a driver allegedly jumped a curb, crashed into the busy parking lot, and fired a gun from within the car “10-15 times” according to witnesses.

HPD were providing security at the popular bar, and were able to apprehend the suspect quickly. The situation unfolded just after 1 AM.

Information is still coming in from the incident, but the City of Hattiesburg did give an update on Facebook:

The shooter was transported to the Forrest General Hospital. News Mississippi will have more information as it becomes available.

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