KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (WLBT) - Two men wanted for murder after a man was killed and another injured following a shooting near an elementary school in Kosciusko turned themselves in Monday around 10:45 a.m.
According to Chief of Police Herbert Dew, 30-year-old Stephen Adams and 30-year-old Ruben Bell, both from Kosciusko, were arrested and processed on the charge of murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. They both have a bond of $200,000 on the murder charge and $50,000 on the possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. After processing, they were transported to the Leake County Correctional Facility.
One of the victims was 31-year-old Rodney Williams from Kosciusko. Attala County Coroner Sam Bell pronounced him dead on the scene. The second victim was transported to Baptist Attala Hospital, where he was treated and released.
According to police, they received reports of the shooting at 912 N. Natchez Street around 2 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, the victims were still on scene.
School officials confirmed to Breezy News that Kosciusko Upper Elementary was placed on lockdown shortly following the shooting.