Officials confirmed two Hattiesburg, Mississippi police officers were shot Saturday evening. both have died due to injuries sustained in the shooting. Both officers were transported from the scene to Forrest General Hospital.
The condition of the other officer is currently unknown, and both of their identities are being withheld until notification of the next of kin.
According to officials, the suspect fled the scene in an officer’s vehicle. It has since been found abandoned near the rail road tracks behind the train depot.
Multiple agencies are conducting a man hunt in the area but officials do not yet have a description of the suspect.