The Latest: Tenn. police increase death toll at 2 homes to 7

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Law enforcement officials work at a command center set up at North Sumner Elementary School Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Bethpage, Tenn. Authorities in rural Tennessee captured a suspect Saturday during a manhunt that was prompted by the discovery of several bodies in two homes. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of multiple victims at two homes in rural Tennessee (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Authorities say a sixth body has been found in a residence in rural Tennessee, bringing the death toll at two area homes to seven.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a news release that forensic scientists working at the scene at a home near the community of Westmoreland found the sixth body.

Another victim's body was found at another home in the area Saturday. The state's top law enforcement agency believes the two scenes are related.

Efforts to identify the victims are ongoing.

A 25-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday after being shot and wounded by police.

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1:30 p.m.

Authorities say the death toll at two homes in rural Tennessee has now reached six.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a news release a fifth body was found at one home near the community of Westmoreland. Another victim's body was found at another home in the area. The TBI believes the two scenes are related.

The statement says efforts to identify the victims are ongoing. Police haven't released how the victims died.

TBI spokesman Josh DeVine says 25-year-old Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the crime scenes.

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8:40 a.m.

Police are investigating whether a suspect captured after an hours-long manhunt knew five people whose bodies were discovered in two homes in rural Tennessee.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine says 25-year-old Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the crime scenes near the community of Westmoreland.

Police say officers responding to a 911 call from a family member led to the original discovery of four bodies and an injured person at the first home. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The fifth body was found in another home.

DeVine says Cummins was taken to a hospital for treatment of what's believed to be injuries that aren't life threatening.