Report: Three dead in Artesia shooting

The scene in Artesia where authorities say three people have been killed in a shooting. (Photo courtesy of WTVA 9 News)

Staff Writer

Three people are dead after a Tuesday afternoon shooting in southwest Lowndes County.

WTVA 9 News, the news partner of the Starkville Daily News, first reported that Lowndes County deputies received the call of a shooting on Mobile Street in Artesia at about 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. 

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant confirmed to the television station that three people were killed, but provided few other details as the investigation begins. 

Merchant also said lights were being put up as night fell on the area, indicating that investigators would likely be on the scene through the evening.  

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will also be participating in the investigation. 

This is a developing story. Follow the Starkville Daily News for updates.