RICHLAND, Miss.—Police in Richland, Miss. are investigating Tuesday night a possible connection between a workplace shooting in Mississippi and a deadly trucking company shooting in Jacksonville early Monday.
Marty Coffey, 50, was shot and killed at Old Dominion Freight Line in Jacksonville Monday morning. A different man was injured in a shooting at the Southeastern Freight Company in Richland Tuesday night.
Police in Richland, which is not far from Jackson, Miss., said they are not ruling out the possibility that the two shootings are related.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Richland Police Department has reached about a possible connection.
Coffey, the man shot and killed in Jacksonville, worked at Old Dominion Freight. He showed up for work and was shot several times, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. According to his LinkedIn account, Coffey worked at Old Dominion in Jacksonville and, before that, Southeastern Freight in Richland.
The suspect in the Jacksonville shooting fled in a small white car and has not been seen since. Jacksonville Sheriff's office are still searching for him. Richland police have been in contact with Jacksonville police.
In the Richland shooting, the suspect was found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. He had been traveling in a small white car.
The victim in the Richland shooting allegedly drove himself to the police station and was then taken to the hospital, alert and talking, police said.
This is a developing story. Stay with First Coast News for updates.