6 Killed In Series Of Shootings In US’s Mississippi, Suspect Arrested

6 people killed in mass shootings in Mississippi of the United States, suspects arrested

Tate County is located northwest of Mississippi, about 30 minutes south of Memphis. (Represent)


CNN reported that at least six people were shot dead in Tate County, Mississippi after a series of shootings on Friday.

One person has been arrested in connection with the incident, it added.

All shootings occurred in the Arkabutla community, Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance said, adding that a shooting happened inside the store on Arkabutla Road, where a man was shot. die.

A woman was also killed in a house on Arkabutla Dam. Her husband was injured in the incident, but it is unclear if he was shot.

After discovering the suspect inside a vehicle on Arkabutla Dam Road, Tate County deputies arrested him without incident, according to CNN citing WMC. The suspect’s identity has not been released.

After the arrest, deputies found four more people had been killed. Two were found inside a house and two outside, also on Arkabutla Dam Road.

Tate County is located northwest of Mississippi, about 30 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee.

Tate Reeves, Governor of Mississippi tweeted that he had been informed of the series of shootings and that he also shared that an individual had been taken into custody.

“The individual responsible was arrested while he was alive. At this point, we believe he acted alone. His motives are still unknown. I will ensure that the full source is available. State efforts will be made available to law enforcement as we continue to investigate the situation. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) has been requested to assist in this investigation. Please pray for the victims. victims of this tragic violence and their families at this time,” Reeves wrote in a tweet.

Martin Bailey of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation told CNN they are assisting with the investigation.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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