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Event title

United States - 3 men dead, infant wounded in east Mississippi shooting

Event category

Social incident - Public safety incident

Severity

Low

Event date (UTC)

2021-10-13 21:08:50

Last update (UTC)

2021-10-13 21:08:51

Latitude

32.36508

Longitude

-88.70307

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Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi

Three people are dead and an infant wounded after a shooting in the east Mississippi city of Meridian. The gunfire happened Tuesday afternoon at a home on 17th Street, Meridian police said. Officers found that two of the men had been shot multiple times and were declared dead at the scene, Meridian police Sgt. Heather Luebbers said. A third man died after being flown to a hospital in Jackson, Coroner Clayton Cobler told WTOK-TV. He had also been shot several times, The Meridian Star reported. Luebbers described injuries to the infant, who is less than 1 year old, as not life-threatening. The identities of the victims were not immediately released. No suspects or motives have been announced.

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