Man accidentally shot outside Hattiesburg Walmart

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – During the investigation, Hattiesburg police learned the victim was accidentally shot by his friend outside the Walmart on U.S. Highway 98 Tuesday morning.

The individual has been identified as Mack Hobson of Perry County.

At this time, police said there will be no charges pursued in connection to the accidental shooting. However, Hobson is a convicted felon. Police are looking for in for possession of a weapon after a felony conviction.

If you know where he is located, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.   


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Hattiesburg police are investigating after a man was shot outside the Walmart on U.S. Highway 98. The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Investigators said the victim was shot in the leg, and he is expected to be okay.

Police believe the suspect and the victim know each other. They also believe this was an isolated incident.

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