Shooting victim recovering slowly

Published 10:29 am Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Tuesday afternoon shooting incident near the Lafayette-Panola County line on Highway 6 left one man seriously injured, according to Panola County Sheriff’s Investigator Terry Smith.

Smith said Lyndon Mosley of Batesville, a Marine stationed in North Carolina who was home on leave for the birth of his baby, was shot while driving toward Batesville.

According to a story in The Panolian newspaper, an altercation had begun earlier in Oxford that led to the subsequent shooting as Mosley and two passengers were traveling west.

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Mosley was shot in the left eye from another car heading west, according to Smith, who said Mosley was then driven to Merit Health in Batesville and 911 was called by passengers in the car at about 3 p.m.

Smith said the suspects in the other vehicle had been identified and were being located for investigation. The investigator said the sheriff’s department received the 911 call at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Mosley was flown from Merit-Health to The Med in Memphis where he remained Wednesday morning in serious condition.