Child killed, woman injured in Tuesday night shooting in southwest Mississippi

Published 1:33 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A child was reportedly killed and a woman injured in a shooting in Franklin County Tuesday night.

WLBT news of Jackson is reporting that a 6-year-old child was killed in a shooting near Roxie at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, citing Franklin County Sheriff Tom Tindall.

“The shooting happened on White Apple Road around 8:30 p.m.,” WLBT reports. “Deputies say a 46-year-old woman was also injured in the shooting but is expected to be okay. Both victims are of the same family. The child’s identity has not been released at this time. The shooting is under investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.”

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Wednesday, the superintendent of the Franklin County School District in a social media post asked for prayers for an elementary student who was killed Tuesday night.

“The Franklin County School District is grieving the loss of one of our Elementary students last night,” wrote Chris Kent, superintendent of Franklin County schools in a social media post Wednesday morning. “Please be in prayer for all the families involved in this tragedy. And please pray for all of our staff and students that are affected by this.

When a reporter from The Natchez Democrat newspaper called the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, a person who answered the telephone Wednesday afternoon would not confirm or deny the reports and said Franklin County Sheriff Tom Tindall was not available for comment.