Six people were killed in a rural Mississippi town on Friday in what officials described as a “series of shootings.”
A suspect is in custody, according to Gov. Tate Reeves. Reeves said authorities believe the suspect acted alone and his motive was unknown.
“Please pray for the victims of this tragic violence and their families at this time,” Reeves said in a statement.
The shootings happened in Arkabutla, in Tate County, a small, unincorporated community about 20 miles south of the Mississippi-Tennessee border on the south side of Arkabutla Lake.
Shooting victims were found at four different locations, including outside a store on Arkabutla Road, inside a home on Bend Road and inside a home on Arkabutla Dam Road, according to local TV station WMC. Another man was found injured at one of the shooting locations but did not have gunshot wounds, WMC reported.
Authorities have not identified the suspect or any of the victims.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist with the investigation.
Contributing: The Associated Press