Sheriff: Rural postal worker shot in Attala County

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The second woman, a rural postal worker, was delivering mail along Highway 35 North when she was shot.

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 5:13 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:00 AM

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (WTVA) - Attala County’s sheriff said a man shot a rural postal worker in the head Thursday.

Sheriff Tim Nail said the man first tried to kidnap a woman from the Sunflower Grocery Store near Kosciusko, but that woman managed to escape.

The man later encountered a second woman. The second woman, a rural postal worker, was delivering mail along Highway 35 North when she was shot.

The sheriff said the postal worker is in extreme critical condition at the University Medical Center in Jackson.

He added that law enforcement shot the man. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the officer-involved shooting.

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