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Mississippi shooting: 8 people killed, suspect in custody

NEW DELHI: Eight people, including a deputy sheriff, were killed in a shooting in Lincoln County in the US state of Mississippi on Sunday.

Police said a 35-year-old suspect has been arrested and charges are being filed against him.

 Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in the state’s rural Lincoln County.

The sheriff’s deputy was responding to a distress call when he was shot and killed by the suspect, media reports said. The identities of the victims have not been released.

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