VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) - The Verona Police Department is investigating a shooting that ultimately led to the deaths of two men.
Verona Police Chief Marsenio Nunn said the shooting happened at Young Drive and Main Street Thursday night at approximately 8:00.
Police later clarified one man was shot in the back.
Witnesses claimed the shooter ran over the second victim, described as an "elderly" man, while driving away. However, investigators now believe that didn’t happen. Investigators found what appeared to be a small puncture wound the second victim's body.
Medics transported both victims to the hospital in Tupelo. Both victims died.
Police identified the victims as Harvey Lee Russell, 58, of Verona, and Thomas Tre Guido, 35, of Okolona.
The shooter reportedly fled the scene in a red Chevrolet Impala. Police continue to search for the shooter.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Verona Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi, or the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.