2 Atmos Energy employees shot in Southaven

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Two Atmos Energy employees are recovering this afternoon after having been shot on a work detail.

It happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Southaven Police told WREG four or five Atmos workers were working on trenches in the area of Tchulahoma Road and Central Trails Drive when someone in a Nissan drove up and opened fire.

The workers told authorities they heard a loud pop and then one of the workers fell to the ground. He had been shot in the leg.

One of his colleagues went to help him, and that's when he noticed his arm had been grazed.

The victim shot in the leg was taken to Baptist Desoto for treatment while the other victim was treated on the scene.

Authorities are now searching for a dark-blue newer-model Nissan Altima or Maxima with stock rims. They said the car was dirty.

If you can help authorities, call Southaven Police at (662) 393-8652.