Sheriff Ben Caldwell said Gynell Windham, a 77-year-old white female from Prentiss County, was killed in the shooting which happened around 7 p.m.
The incident occurred in the middle of MS Highway 356 near Hopewell Baptist Church less than one mille from the Rienzi town limits.
“When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they were able to take a person into custody,” said Caldwell. “No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.”
Caldwell said the shooting victim died on the scene.