Multiple law enforcement agencies now investigating report of shots near the Senator’s home. MBI seeking any information from the public.
Yesterday afternoon, news began to swirl that shots had been fired near the Lincoln County home of U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.
This is a developing story and details are scant at this point. Sources indicate that approximately 12:45 PM, members of Senator Hyde-Smith’s family were coming up her driveway from church when shots were fired near or toward the home.
No injuries were reported and it is not clear at this stage whether the Senator was home at the time of the alleged incident.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, as well as federal law enforcement, are said to be investigating. No official statements have been released by Senator Hyde-Smith’s office or from law enforcement.
Magnolia Tribune has sought comment from both Senator Hyde-Smith’s office and MBI. We will update this story as additional details become available.
Monday, October 23 – 10:40am
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the MBI issued the following statement at 10:40am on Monday:
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI), as well as federal and local law enforcement agencies, are currently investigating a shooting that occurred around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 22nd, near the home of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in Lincoln County.
No injuries have been reported.
Anyone with any information, please contact MBI at MBITIPS@dps.ms.gov. Due to this being an open and ongoing investigation, no further comment will be made by MBI at this time.