Several shots fired into Hattiesburg Islamic Center

March 21, 2014 12:14:53 PM

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HATTIESBURG -- Hattiesburg police are investigating an incident in which several shots were fired into the Islamic Center. 

 

Police Department spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler says police initially received a report about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday of several shots being fired but officers couldn't find anything. 

 

Jerry Buti, vice president of the Islamic Center, says he found bullet holes in the building around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. There was no one in the building at the time. No injuries were reported. 

 

Traxler says police have no leads or suspects. 

 

He says police will pursue the incident as a malicious mischief case. 

 

Buti says the center is open five days a week for prayer. 

 

He says the center has been open for 35 years and has never had an incident like this before.