Marshall County Deputies Searching For Highway Shooter

Marshall County, Ms

Sheriffs deputies are searching a wooded area in Marshall County near Slayden Mississippi after a man opened fire

on traffic, hitting at least two vehicles on US 72.

There were no known injuries reported.

According to deputies the unknown white male stepped onto the highway and began firing shots with a handgun into two vehicles.

One of the vehicles he hit was a mail carrier.

After the shooting he ran toward a house through the woods.

Law enforcement have no idea of a motive or who the suspect may be.

The Marshall and DeSoto County Sheriff’s Departments are on the scene, along with the U.S. Marshals, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Highway Patrol, the FBI, and the Sheriff’s helicopter from DeSoto County are involved in the search.

Hwy 72 traffic is at a crawl so please avoid this area if possible…

UPDATE: Authorities confirmed shortly after 3 p.m. that the suspect was in custody.