Canton teen dies after shot in chest, found in ditch

Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 10:42 AM CST
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CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Madison County teenager has died after being shot in the chest and found in a ditch, investigators say.

Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland says Shamar Body, 17, died Wednesday afternoon.

Canton police say someone shot the teenager once in the chest around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and police found him in a ditch and rushed him to the hospital.

One man who lives in the area, named Minister Larry Cole, says he heard the gunshots.

“It saddens your heart to hear and see these things because this isn’t the first time this has happened,” Cole said.

This shooting was one of three incidents that Canton police responded to within 24 hours.

The first was at the Kingston Place subdivision.

Chief Brown says around 2:15 p.m., two men in a blue Chevy Trailblazer ambushed Jamal Porter. Porter was killed after the car he was driving was shot into at least ten times.

Hours later, deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shooting on Canal street, according to

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said deputies found the Trailblazer parked outside a home on that street.

The sheriff said four guys pulled up and shot into the home at least 50 times, then sped away - leading deputies on a chase. All four individuals were taken into custody.

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