- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

RICHLAND, Miss. (AP) - A shooting at Southeastern Freight Trucking Co. has been apparently linked to a murder in Jacksonville, Florida, Richland Police Chief Russel James said Wednesday.

James tells news outlets that Alfred Lindbergh Moore Tankersley, 50, of Orange Park, Florida, on Monday shot and killed 50-year-old Marty Coffey at Old Dominion Freight Line in Jacksonville before driving to Richland and shooting a man Tuesday about 6 p.m. outside the trucking company.

James said at least eight shots were fired into the victim’s car near the trucking company where he worked. The victim drove to a police station for help.

James said the man was shot three times at point-blank range but is in stable condition and is expected to recover. His name has not been released.

Tankersley apparently killed himself, with a gunshot to the head, James said.

Coffey and the Richland shooting victim were somehow involved in Tankersley’s termination from Southeastern Freight last year, he said.

“These men were victims of a targeted shooting,” he said. “This was not a random act. He laid in wait for him. It’s just a tragic situation all around.”

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