- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

RICHLAND, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting in suburban Jackson, Mississippi (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Richland Police say a shooting at Southeastern Freight Trucking Company is apparently linked to a murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

Police Chief Russel James tells news outlets that 50-year-old Alfred Lindbergh Moore Tankersley 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 says at least eight shots were fired into the victim’s car near the trucking company where he worked. The victim drove to the police station for help. James says he was shot three times at point-blank range but is in stable condition and is expected to recover. His name has not been released.

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

The police chief says Coffey and the Richland shooting victim were somehow involved in Tankersley’s termination from Southeastern Freight last year. He says the men were victims of a targeted shooting, not a random act.


4:27 a.m.

Police are investigating a shooting outside a Jackson-area business that left one person dead and another injured.

Richland Police Department Chief Russel James tells news outlets that an unidentified man shot and wounded a man Tuesday night near Southeastern Freight Trucking Company. James says he believes one of the men involved was an employee there.

James says the shooter fired several shots into the victim’s car, injuring the man. The victim escaped and drove to the police department for help. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the shooter was later found dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Officials are investigating to determine if Tuesday’s shooting is linked to a fatal shooting Monday at Old Dominion Freight Line in Jacksonville, Florida.

Authorities haven’t released additional details.

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