29-year-old Terry Barnes killed in shooting in Hattiesburg

At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, Hattiesburg Police were notified of a shooting in the 800 block of Whitney Street.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered two individuals with gunshot wounds inside a residence.

Sadly, an adult male was pronounced dead on the spot, while a 2-year-old was taken to a hospital with injuries.

The identity of the individual has been disclosed by Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem as Terry Barnes, a 29-year-old resident of Hattiesburg.

Initially, reports suggested that the shooting was a drive-by incident. However, more recent information suggests that a man approached the residence on foot and fired shots through a window.

The case is still ongoing, and further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

29-year-old Terry Barnes killed in shooting in Hattiesburg

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