Man and child, 5, killed in Canton triple shooting

Published: Aug. 26, 2021 at 9:45 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2021 at 9:38 AM CDT
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CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - A man and child are dead after a triple shooting in Canton on Thursday evening.

According to Canton Police Chief Otha Brown, the shooting began at Franklin Street and Canal Street shortly before 7 p.m.

When police made it to the scene they found a 42-year-old man dead on the ground. Brown said the man was changing oil in a woman’s car.

That victim has been identified as Tracy Wilder.

Tracy Wilder
Tracy Wilder(Family)

A 19-year-old male, Octavion Carter, was also shot in the wrist. Police believe the suspect was aiming to injure Carter.

Half a block away, at a separate crime scene, a woman was getting gas at Marathon at Canale Street and West Peace Street when a stray bullet struck her five-year-old child in the head.

The child, Jeison Romero Lopez, was taken to UMMC in Jackson where he passed away. According to his aunt, Jeison was looking forward to his birthday on September 15.

Brown said police have located a white Dodge Charger identified in the shootings.

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