Six dead in Mississippi shooting rampage while suspect arrested


Six people were killed by a gunman on Friday in the southern US state of Mississippi, leading President Joe Biden to reiterate his appeal for stricter gun laws just days after making a similar plea in the wake of a deadly campus shooting.

Local media said that police in Mississippi said a guy shot and killed a person at a business in the small town of Arkabutla before killing a woman at a residence nearby.

Afterwards, the county sheriff was quoted in the media as saying that the woman was his ex-wife.

Authorities located two more males who had been killed nearby after following his vehicle to a house that was subsequently found to belong to the perpetrator, according to Sheriff Brad Lance.

The fifth and sixth victims, a man and a woman, were discovered shot to death at a nearby home and may have been related to the suspect, who was apprehended as he tried to flee, according to Lance.

In a Facebook post, the Tate County Sheriff’s Office named the alleged gunman as 52-year-old Richard Dale Crum and stated that he was in arrest and facing first-degree murder charges.

Tate Reeves, the governor of Mississippi, tweeted that he had been briefed on the situation.

“We now think he acted alone. His motivation is unclear, “Reeves stated.