This is sad and shocking: Miss. Republican Rep. Jessica Upshaw shot dead.

The 53-year-old Republican lawmaker died of a gunshot wound to the head, state Capitol sources said.

Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis confirmed that Upshaw was found at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry, 901 Mangum Drive in Mendenhall.

“We can’t really call what happened yet. I don’t know if it’s a suicide or what,” Lewis said