On Sunday, February 27, 2022, Hattiesburg Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Willis Avenue, around 10:15 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene, three individuals were suffering from gunshot wounds, inside a residence. All three victims were transported from the scene by ambulance to a local hospital.
In a press release that was live-streamed on Facebook, Hattiesburg Police Chief Peggy Sealy revealed that the shooting claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy, and critically injured a 5-year-old child, and a 20-year-old male.
The children were inside of their home on a Sunday afternoon playing video games.
“This type of heartless violence is not acceptable by any means in the city of Hattiesburg, and will not be tolerated,” said Chief Sealy. “The individuals who did this act, you will be found and held accountable for these actions. We will work diligently and around the clock to bring those whoa re responsible for this act to justice.”
The police department is asking for the public’s help in finding a blue vehicle that was seen in the area of the shooting.
The Hattiesburg Police Department is requesting that if you have any information pertaining to the incident, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.
Watch the entire press release on Facebook live stream here:
The initial post made by Hattiesburg Police Department can be seen here: