Tate County: Six people shot dead in Mississippi community

Suspect taken into custody without incident

Six people were killed during a series of shootings in Tate County, Mississippi. AFP
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At least six people were killed in several locations in Tate County, Mississippi, local media reported on Friday.

The shootings occurred within the Arkabutla community, Action News 5 reported, citing Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. His identity has not yet been revealed.

One man was shot and killed inside a store and one woman was killed inside a home on Arkabutla Road. Her husband was also injured in the incident.

Four more people were later found to have been killed.

Arkabutla has a population of about 250 and is located 72 kilometres south of Memphis, Tennessee.

Updated: February 17, 2023, 7:56 PM