One dead after overnight double shooting in Canton - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

One dead after overnight double shooting in Canton

One dead after overnight double shooting in Canton

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CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Two people have been found shot behind a funeral home in Canton.

Canton police were called to People's Undertaking Co., Inc. on Franklin Street early Tuesday. 

According to Detective Terrence Weir, a neighbor discovered the man and a woman. 

47-year-old Carolyn D. Flowers, who had been shot several times, was found dead on the scene. 

Melvin Esco had been shot in the face.

He is currently in a local hospital. We don't know his condition at this time. 

Weir says its possible the shooting had happened a while before the victims were discovered. 

They are still waiting on an approximate time of death from an autopsy report.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

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