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Man charged in shooting of 5 at Miss. eatery

Man charged with aggravated assault in shooting of 5 at central Mississippi eatery. By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) ' Police in central Mississippi have arrested a man and charged him with aggravated assault in the shooting of five people at a restaurant.

Lt. Eric Proulx (proo) of the Hattiesburg police said 44-year-old Scott Tyner walked into Cucos restaurant along U.S. Highway 49 and opened fire sometime after 3 p.m. CDT Monday.

The police spokesman said "there was no confrontation, there was no exchange of words."

Proulx said Tyner ran but only got a short distance before police arrived and arrested him on five counts of aggravated assault. Tyner is being held at the Forrest County Jail. No bond had been set.

Proulx said investigators have no obvious motive. Dispatchers received a call about the shooting at 3:31 p.m. The restaurant is located across a four-lane highway from a hospital.

There were no immediate reports on the injured people's conditions or identities.

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