Raymond man shot and killed in Mississippi

By:  Newsroom

Mississippi Highway Patrol says he died after being shot while driving on Interstate 55 in north Mississippi.

The Panola County Coroner confirmed 74-year-old Thomas Schlender of Raymond was killed north of Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Joey Miller said that approximately five shots were fired early Tuesday into the southbound car on the interstate in Panola County. It's not clear if the shots were fired from another vehicle or from the side of the interstate.  The patrol is also investigating whether Schlender was targeted or randomly killed.

The man's car crashed into a divider in the median. He was alone in the car and no other motorists were hurt. Another motorist called troopers. The shooting happened Tuesday about 1:40 a.m.

This is a developing story, we'll have more details has they become available.