Two people are dead after an early morning shooting Saturday in Lamar County.
Sheriff Danny Rigel said a 911 call of shots fired came in just before 1:30 a.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a 41-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman dead of gunshot wounds.
The names of the victims have not yet been released.
Rigel said the incident occurred on the 1600 block of Purvis-to-Baxterville Road.
Deputies are looking for 39-year-old Anthony Shane Simmons of Perkinston in connection with the murders. He is 6 feet tall and weighs around 160 pounds.
There is a warrant for Simmons’ arrest on two counts of first-degree murder.
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Rigel said Simmons was an acquaintance of the victims.
Simmons was last seen driving a 2014 white Ford F150 pickup with Stone County license plate number ST12434.
Rigel said Simmons is considered armed and dangerous and is believed to still have the shotgun used in the homicides.
Anyone who may have seen Simmons should contact local law enforcement or the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department at 601-794-1005.
This is a developing story and may be updated.