Six people were killed in a string of shootings in a small town in rural northwest Mississippi on Friday, multiple outlets reported, marking the latest mass shooting this year.
Police arrested the alleged gunman, whose name has not yet been released, after they carried out the shootings in Tate County, Mississippi—roughly 30 miles south of Memphis—local officials confirmed to the Associated Press.
Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance told CNN affiliate WMC the shootings all occurred within the town of Arkabutla, including one that took place inside a store and another in a residential home.
Two people were killed and one was injured in those shootings.
After police took the suspect into custody, they found four more people who had been fatally shot, including two in another home and two outside of it.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said he has been briefed about the shootings and the suspect is believed to have acted alone.
This is a developing story.
The shooting in Mississippi is the latest to rattle the country this year, following a deadly shooting at Michigan State University that left three people dead, as well as a series of shootings in California, including one in the town of Half Moon Bay, where seven people died, another in Monterey Park that left 11 dead, one in Goshen, killing six and one more in Los Angeles, where three were killed.
6 shot dead in small Mississippi town, suspect in custody (Associated Press)