Shooting in Mississippi leaves six dead
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On Friday, a gunman rioted in a small Mississippi town, killing his ex-wife and five others at three locations before deputies arrested him, the county sheriff and witnesses said.
The bloodshed took place in Arcabutla, a population of less than 300, in Tate County in northern Mississippi, about 60 kilometers south of Memphis.
The shooter, 51-year-old Richard Dale Crum, is charged with first degree murder , Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance told reporters.
President Joe Biden condemned the shooting and called on Congress to implement gun controls, including background checks, a ban on assault weapons and a requirement to keep guns safe.
< br /> Investigators haven't established a motive yet, but Lance said they'll start by examining the relationship suspect with his ex-wife.
Authorities first received a call about a shooting at a store at a gas station. Before police arrived at the scene, police received another call about a second shooting at a nearby house, Lance said.
One person was shot dead in a store. Krum's ex-wife was found dead in her home.
According to Lance, the police tracked the suspect to the driveway of another house and arrested him without resistance. four more bodies, two behind the house and two on the driveway.
The suspect may have had family ties to the victims behind the house. According to Lance, the rest appeared to be accidental victims.
< br /> According to Lance, the police seized a shotgun and two pistols from the suspect.
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