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Secret Service investigates after shots fired near Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith home

The U.S. Secret Service is expected to be in Lincoln County today to investigate after gunshots were fired Sunday by an unknown person near the home of U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

No one was injured in the incident, and federal, state and local law enforcement are investigating.

Hyde-Smith has not yet commented on the incident that, according to reports, occurred just past noon on Sunday.

The shots were fired from a 9 millimeter weapon, according to a law enforcement source, and were fired in the general direction of the vehicle of a family member of Hyde-Smith’s as the person drove up the driveway toward the house near Brookhaven in south Mississippi.

After the shooting, a witness saw a vehicle speeding away.

Hyde-Smith was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2018 to fill a vacancy. She won a special election later that year and won an election for a full six-year term in 2020.



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