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Six people killed in Mississippi; suspect in custody

Arkabutla, Mississippi
Posted at 2:42 PM, Feb 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-17 16:42:54-05

Six people were killed in a series of shootings Friday in northwestern Mississippi, authorities said. A suspect is in custody, the sheriff's office in Tate County, Mississippi, confirmed to CBS News.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bailey Martin confirmed the death toll to The Associated Press.

The shootings happened at a store and two homes in Arkabutla, Mississippi, Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance told CBS affiliate WREG-TV.

According to the sheriff, a man was shot at the store, a woman was shot at one home and two people were shot at another home.

The suspect was taken into custody after a chase that led to the second home, the sheriff told the station.

"At this time, we believe he acted alone," Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said in a statement on Facebook. "His motive is not yet known."

The governor said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation was asked to assist in the investigation.

"Please pray for the victims of this tragic violence and their families at this time," Reeves said.