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    Shootings in Mississippi leave at least 6 people dead: there is a suspect in custody

    (CNN) Six people were killed in Tate County, Mississippi, after a series of shootings on Friday, CNN affiliate WMC reported.

    All of the shootings occurred within the community of Arkabutla, Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance told WMC. One of them occurred inside a store on Arkabutla Road, where a man was shot dead.

    A woman also lost her life inside a house on Arkabutla Dam Road. Her husband was injured during the incident, but it is unclear if he was shot.

    Tate County deputies detected the suspect inside a vehicle on Arkabutla Dam Road and he was taken into custody without incident, according to WMC. The identity of the suspect has not been released.

    After the arrest, officers found four more people dead. Two were inside a house and two were outside, also on Arkabutla Dam Road.

    Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves was briefed on the shootings. He also tweeted a statement stating that a suspect is in custody and that he is believed to have acted alone. “I will ensure that all state resources are available to law enforcement as we continue to investigate the situation,” he added.

    Tate County is in northwestern Mississippi, about 30 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee.

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

    CNN has reached out to the Tate County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi State Police for information.

    News in development…

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