Triple homicide rocks tiny Mississippi town

Published 9:43 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019

ARTESIA — A shooting in the tiny town of Artesia has left three people dead.

WTOK-TV reports that Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says a person of interest is in custody in the Tuesday afternoon shooting. The sheriff’s department says deputies were called to 23 Mobile Dr. about 4 p.m. where investigators discovered “the scene of a homicide.”

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says the names of the shooting victims are not being released pending the notification of the next of kin.

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The sheriff’s department has not released any information about the person of interest.

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department is being assisted by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.