Eight including sheriff's deputy killed in shooting rampage at three sites

A suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy in Mississippi.

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

Two of the homes are in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto.

The area is about 68 miles south of Jackson, the capital.

Mr Strain said investigators were gathering evidence at all three locations.

Mr Strain said charges have not yet been filed against the suspect and that it would be "premature" to discuss a motive.

It was not clear whether the suspect knew his victims before allegedly killing them.

- AP

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