Body found in driveway of abandoned Scott Co. home had been shot multiple times

Body found in driveway of abandoned Scott Co. home had been shot multiple times
Body found in driveway of abandoned Scott Co. house had been shot multiple times (Source: WTOK)

LAKE, Miss. (WTOK) - Authorities are investigating a homicide in Scott County after a body was found on a driveway in Lake.

The victim was identified as Hickory resident Sedarius “Shank” Toole, 24.

Lake Police Chief Pete Lingle says Toole was shot multiple times Mar. 31 in the driveway of an abandoned house on Old Sawmill Road.

He said the motive is unknown and there are currently no active suspects.

A local resident, who wanted to be anonymous, spoke with WTOK about his concerns.

“It’s nerve-wracking to know that people will just come over to a town as quiet as this one and just shoot it up for no apparent reason,” the resident said. “I wish that people would understand that there are innocent people around here.”

Chief Lingle was not available for an interview but said this was an isolated event and residents shouldn’t worry.

If you have any information about Toole’s death, please call the Scott County’s Sheriff Department at 601-469-1511.

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