Two dead, one wounded: Mississippi police investigating two separate shootings in span of four hours

Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Police in one Mississippi town have launched two separate homicide investigations Wednesday.

Wednesday morning Columbus police were on the scene of a homicide on 15th Avenue where a man in his 60s was found dead.

WTVA News reports that a friend went to check on the victim and discovered the victim’s body shortly after 8 a.m.  Police report there were signs of forced entry and burglary. Neighbors also report hearing gunshots during the night.

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Shortly after noon, Columbus police were on the scene of another homicide investigation.

A girl was found dead in the driveway of a house o 26th Street North. A woman was also found wounded inside the house.

Officials with the Columbus Police Department say a suspect in the second incident has been taken into custody. Police believe the incident was part of a domestic dispute.