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Mississippi Shooting Spree Kills 8, Including Sheriff's Deputy

The rampage happened at three separate locations in the county, and suspect Willie Corey Godbolt said that he intended to commit "suicide by cop." The state's governor called it a "senseless tragedy."
People console each other Sunday near a house where several people were killed Saturday in Lincoln County. / Rogelio V. Solis / Shutterstock.com

A sheriff's deputy and seven other people were killed in an overnight shooting spree in Lincoln County, Miss., and the suspect is in custody.

The rampage happened at three separate locations in the county, according to a statement from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation carried by The

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