3 Women, child die in shooting at eastern Mississippi home

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TOOMSUBA, Miss. (AP) – Authorities say three women and a child have died in a shooting at a home in eastern Mississippi.

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler says the four people were discovered Tuesday morning with gunshot wounds.

Officials identified the victims as 65-year-old Edna Durr, 27-year-old Kiearra Durr, 42-year-old Tomecca Pickett, and 5-year-old Owen Pickett.

We’re told Edna Durr is the mother of the other two women and that Owen is Tomecca’s child.

Cobler said another child was found physically unharmed at the home and taken to a local hospital.

It’s unclear what prompted the shooting.

Lauderdale County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Ward Calhoun says investigators are pursuing numerous leads. Authorities said they do not think the shootings were part of a murder-suicide. They haven’t identified a suspect.

Cobler says neighbors called a sheriff’s deputy to the home after they didn’t see any activity there Monday. Cobler says the deputy found a shattered screen door with a bullet hole.

The home is about 5 miles from the Alabama state line.


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