On Friday, a shooter murdered six people in the southern US state of Mississippi, leading President Joseph Biden to call for tighter gun regulations only days after urging action in the wake of a fatal campus shooting.
According to local media, a guy shot and murdered a person at a business in the tiny hamlet of Arkabutla, Mississippi, before proceeding to a neighbouring residence and killing a lady.
According to a subsequent CNN story quoting the county sheriff, the lady was his ex-wife.
Sheriff Brad Lance told CNN that police traced down the suspect’s car to a residence that was ultimately proven to belong to the suspect, where they discovered two more victims.
Lance said that the fifth and sixth victims, a man and a woman, were discovered shot to death at an adjacent residence and were potentially linked to the suspect, who was apprehended as he tried to leave.
In a Facebook post, the Tate County Sheriff’s Office named the suspected gunman as Richard Dale Crum, 52, and said that he was in arrest and charged with first-degree murder.
Governor of Mississippi Tate Reeves tweeted that he has been informed on the situation.
“We now think he acted alone. “His motivation is unknown,” Reeves said.
Please pray for the victims and families of this awful atrocity at this time. The sheriff of Tate County, where Arkabutla is situated, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation took up the investigation.