KPD needs your help to stop shootings


A man was hospitalized during the New Year holiday when he was shot in the back on Old Vaiden Rd. in Kosciusko.

Kosciusko Police received a call from Baptist Attala Hospital at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Monday, January 1, 2024 alerting them to a gunshot victim in the ER.  Officers went to Old Vaiden Rd. where the shooting was said to have happened.  Investigators at the scene discovered a vehicle that had been driven by the victim with several bullet holes.  Several 7.62 rifle bullet casings and some 9mm casings were found at the scene of the shooting.  The victim was airlifted from Baptist Attala to a hospital in Jackson and has since been released.

This was not the only shooting in Kosciusko during the holiday.  Kosciusko Police were dispatched to a home on Westwood Dr. at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 31st.  A home was shot several times as well as a vehicle that was parked in the driveway.  Numerous .223 and 9mm casings were found in the roadway.  No one was injured in this incident.

“We at the Kosciusko Police Department sincerely encourage anyone with any information to please come forward so we can stop these shootings.” says KPD Investigator, Greg Collins.

Anyone with information regarding these shootings can call the Kosciusko Police Department at 662-289-3131 or Central MS Crime Stoppers at  at 601-355-TIPS(8477).  You can also easily submit a tip online by clicking here.  All Central MS Crime Stoppers submissions are completely anonymous.

  1. R Williams
    R Williams
    January 3, 2024 at 7:43 AM

    A bunch of nonsense,this can’t continue!!!

  2. chucke
    January 3, 2024 at 11:18 AM

    The writing is on the wall for all to see. Buckle up….

  3. Gail
    January 3, 2024 at 11:43 AM

    Kosciusko is becoming like durant. I use to feel safe here but not anymore.

  4. Coach LeVert
    Coach LeVert
    January 3, 2024 at 12:17 PM

    That area was on my bus route when I retired from the city high school. Good people, pray all are as well as possible!

  5. Concerned and Praying
    Concerned and Praying
    January 4, 2024 at 1:05 PM

    Gang related mess. These boys don’t even know why they are shooting one another. You can see their fb of them throwing signs and flashing money

  6. C. Taylor
    C. Taylor
    January 6, 2024 at 12:47 PM

    I would like to give warm shout out to our own Investigator Collins for his guick thinking and superman strength. An elderly man and stoke victim that i was taking care of was coming out of the denist office and fell beside my truck leaving me no way to open my door. Investigator Collins witnessed Mr McCool fall as he was driving by and immediately pulled over and picked him up and made sure that he was okay. Mr McCool has recently passed but i know he’d join me in a warm thank you to Inv. Collins for his help that day. Thank you so much. C Taylor


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