UPDATE: 09/04/2022

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Six teenagers are facing felony charges after authorities recovered 16 weapons in connection to the shooting.

Hattiesburg police said a 15-year-old boy, two 14-year-old boys, two 13-year-old boys and one 12-year old boy, all of Lamar County, have been arrested.

Charges include two counts of aggravated assault for the shooting that injured two women and two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling for a shooting that happened in the same area the same evening.

A 13-year-old and 15-year-old were charged with grand larceny auto for a car that was stolen in Hattiesburg on September 1. They also face a commercial burglary charge in connection to a burglary at Heritage Firearms. Nine guns stolen from the store on September 1.

Hattiesburg police said the weapons were recovered from a home on Dale Drive in Lamar County.

The teens may face more charges from both Hattiesburg police and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office as the investigation continues.

Five were booked into the Forrest County Jail. One was sent to the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center.


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Multiple teenagers were arrested in connection to a shooting that injured two women in Hattiesburg on Saturday, September 3.

Officials with the Hattiesburg Police Department (HPD) said officers responded to the scene around 5:00 p.m. at Forest Glen Apartments on Country Club Road. A woman was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound in her leg. Shortly after, another woman arrived at the hospital seeking treatment for her leg, too.

Later, Lamar County deputies helped to arrest multiple teenagers from a Lamar County home. Officials said a car that matched the description of one involved in the shooting was at the home.

HPD officials said more information will be released at a later time as Hattiesburg police and Lamar County deputies investigate the shooting further.