In Mississippi a man shot eight people

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At least eight people were killed in a shooting in the us state of Mississippi, the assailant detained, reports the associated Press referring to the police.

It is noted that among those killed was the local Deputy Sheriff.

The assailant walked three houses — two in Brookhaven and one in the town of God Chitto — in Lincoln County. While it’s unclear if the shooter is familiar with the dead, said the representative of the Bureau of investigation of the state.

The details of the incident and the motives of the shooter are not specified. The attacker charges not yet filed.