An overnight shooting in the US state of Mississippi has left eight people dead, including a local deputy sheriff, police say.
The shootings took place in three separate locations in Lincoln County, south Mississippi.
A male suspect, named in local media as Cory Godbolt, was detained on Sunday morning and is in police custody.
Authorities say it is too early to consider any possible motive behind the killings.
The deputy sheriff who died in the shooting was named as William Durr, 36.
Deputy Sheriff Durr and three women were found dead at the scene of the shooting in Bogue Chitto, police said.
The next shooting took place in Brookhaven, where “the bodies of two juvenile males were located”, police said.
The third crime scene was in East Lincoln, where a man and woman were killed.
The suspect, Cory Godbolt, spoke to local paper The Clarion-Ledger after he…
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