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A downtown shooting around the noon hour Monday has resulted in a victim hospitalized and a suspect held for questioning.
Police said the identities of those involved in the incident had not been established at press time.
The shooting occurred around midday in front of Tylertown’s post office on Beulah Avenue. Officers had secured the area with crime scene tape and were rerouting eastbound traffic onto Ginn Street, then on North Railroad to Sandifer, to rejoin traffic on Beulah. The westbound lane remained open.
At least three shots were fired in an area of the sidewalk in front of the post office entrance.
The victim was taken by private vehicle to Walthall General Hospital. Police officer Jordan Hill said the victim was listed in stable condition.
Police Chief Brandon Bright said the alleged shooter was taken into custody within a few minutes of the incident.
No motive had been established for the shooting.
Officer Joe Williams said police were able to determine at least three shots fired. The spent casings were marked at the spots they were found in a parking space adjacent to the sidewalk.
Police and sheriff’s officers continued to gather evidence during the aftermath and were talking with possible witnesses to the incident.