- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg officials have identified the victim in a Tuesday night shooting death as 43-year-old Richard DeShawn Barnes.

Forrest County deputy coroner Jonathan Nobles tells The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1Pz7vHj) an autopsy is being conducted at the state crime lab in Jackson, but it appears Barnes died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police are looking for a suspect or suspects in the shooting, which occurred at an abandoned house.

Lt. Jon Traxler says officers were informed of the incident about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when they were dispatched to Forrest General Hospital following a report of a shooting victim who had arrived in a vehicle. Barnes was pronounced dead at the hospital.


Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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