Two teens killed in shooting in rural Mississippi

Published 2:44 pm Monday, June 8, 2020

Two Mississippi teenagers were killed in a shooting early Monday and a third man was injured.

Simpson County Sheriff Paul Mullins said deputies were called to a shooting at a house in the county at approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday.

One person was found dead at the house, another critically injured, who died later at a county hospital.

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One was identified as Datavion Fairley, 19, and a 17-year-old whose identity has not yet been released.

Deputies said Jarvis Loftin, 24, was injured in the shooting, but that his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Investigators said at one person considered a person of interest was in custody.