TYLERTOWN — A bank official was wounded and his alleged shooter killed in an attack at Citizens Bank Wednesday.
Chad Loup, of Mount Hermon, La., allegedly shot bank vice president Chad Parish of Tylertown in the face as Parish arrived at the bank at 11:30 a.m., according to Doug Walker of the Tylertown Times and WTYL Radio. Loup then reportedly turned the weapon, a shotgun, on himself.
Loup was pronounced dead at the scene, said Walthall County Sheriff Kyle Breland.
“There was a shooting with two individuals involved. One is deceased,” confirmed Breland on Wednesday afternoon.
The motive for the attack was unknown Wednesday, but Sheriff Breland confirmed it was not an attempted robbery.
Parish was airlifted from the scene and transported to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. According to his family, Parish was in stable condition on Wednesday afternoon.
The investigation was being handled by the Walthall County Sheriff’s Department, the Tylertown Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
“This is still an active crime scene,” said Breland, some two hours after the shooting had taken place.