Mississippi shooting – level 3
A man armed with three guns went on a rampage in the small Mississippi town of Akabutla before sheriff’s deputies arrested him near his home.
The man killed his ex-wife and five other people in three locations, including a shop at a petrol station and two homes. Police have charged a 52-year-old local man with first-degree murder and held him at the county jail. The motive for his attack has remained unknown. According to the sheriff, there wasn’t a lot of violent crime in the town that had a community of fewer than 300 people.
Friday’s incident marks the 73rd mass shooting since the year began. In a statement, US president Joe Biden condemned the shooting and he called gun violence in the country an epidemic. He again urged Congress to pass tougher gun laws.
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