Rural postal worker shot in Attala County

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – 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.

According to WTVA, 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.

Breezy News in Kosciusko reports that the suspect is also in the hospital following the shooting.

Investigators with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service are assisting with the case.

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