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16-year-old female charged in connection to the shooting at Turtle Creek Mall

The 16-year-old will be booked into the Forrest County Jail.



Hattiesburg Police have charged a juvenile in connection to the shooting that occurred earlier today at Turtle Creek Mall.

The juvenile, a 16-year-old female, of Hattiesburg, was turned in to authorities just before 8 p.m. She has been charged as an adult, with four counts of aggravated assault, and additional charges are pending in the investigation.

The male victim, who is an 18-year-old, of Hattiesburg, arrived at a local hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound was also involved in the shooting. He was treated for his injury, and charges are pending upon his release from the hospital.

The two individuals are known acquaintances, and were involved in an isolated altercation when they began shooting at one another inside the establishment.

The individual that sustained a leg injury as other patrons were running after the shooting occurred was treated at a local hospital.

The 16-year-old will be booked into the Forrest County Jail.

We would also like to thank the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Mississippi Highway Patrol for their assistance and response during the incident.