- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

BROOKSVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a Mississippi woman was shot to death and her young son survived being shot.

Noxubee County Coroner RL Calhoun tells WCBI-TV that 21-year-old Kelsey Pace died Tuesday near Brooksville, and there were burns on her body. An autopsy will be done.

Noxubee County Sheriff Terry Grassaree says 22-year-old Marcus Gardner has been charged with murder and aggravated assault, and other charges are possible. It wasn’t immediately known whether he has an attorney.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that Pace’s 5-year-old son was shot multiple times, and was in stable condition at a hospital.

Gardner was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting, about nine hours after the violence began.

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