Skip to content
Developing Story: Shots fired near home...

Developing Story: Shots fired near home of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

By: Russ Latino - October 23, 2023

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 Due to this being an open and ongoing investigation, no further comment will be made by MBI at this time.

About the Author(s)
author profile image

Russ Latino

Russ is a proud Mississippian and the founder of Magnolia Tribune Institute. His research and writing have been published across the country in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, National Review, USA Today, The Hill, and The Washington Examiner, among other prominent publications. Russ has served as a national spokesman with outlets like Politico and Bloomberg. He has frequently been called on by both the media and decisionmakers to provide public policy analysis and testimony. In founding Magnolia Tribune Institute, he seeks to build on more than a decade of organizational leadership and communications experience to ensure Mississippians have access to news they can trust and opinion that makes them think deeply. Prior to beginning his non-profit career, Russ practiced business and constitutional law for a decade. Email Russ: