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HPD investigates 4th of July shooting on 8th Street

(The following is a press release from the Hattiesburg Police Dept.)

Hattiesburg Police have issues an arrest warrant for a suspect believed to be involved in a shooting in the Hub City on Wednesday, July 4.

Dupree Oneil Cooley, 32, is wanted by Hattiesburg Police for one count of aggravated assault in the shooting in the 100 block of East 8th Street on Wednesday, July 4.

Late Wednesday evening, two females, were both charged in connection to the shooting as the investigation continued. Dorothy Portis, 24, was charged with one count of aggravated assault. Tashay Portis, 19, was charged with hindering prosecution. Both suspects were booked into the Forrest County Jail.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, or the investigation, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.



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