A mass shooting has rocked the small community of Arkabutla, Mississippi, with a single person accused of gunning down six people at multiple locations on Friday, authorities told The Daily Beast.
The Tate County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that at least six people were shot dead Friday morning in the “shooting spree” and that a suspect has been taken into custody.
The shooting happened in a residential area, but the sheriff’s office couldn’t confirm whether shots were fired inside an individual home.
Authorities did not immediately identify the suspect on Friday afternoon.
According to Action News 5, the first shots reportedly rung out around 11 a.m. outside a store in the community of approximately 300 people.
The station reported that two people were found dead on a local road, two were found in a home, and a woman’s body was found in her vehicle.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said the shooter was a man who acted alone. He said a motive for the attack has not been identified.
“I will ensure that the full resources of the state are available to law enforcement as we continue to investigate the situation,” Reeves said.
The victims were not immediately identified by authorities.