Shooting leaves two dead in Hickory Flat

Crime StockJ.B. Clark

Daily Journal

HICKORY FLAT – Two people were found dead in Hickory Flat last night.

Keria Bennett, 21, of Hickory Flat, was found shot in the chest inside her McKay Road home at 11:06 p.m., according to Benton County Coroner Shane Ward.

Samuel Raymond Gipson, 32, of Holly Springs, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head on the home’s front porch.

Ward said a gun was also found on the porch.

The two bodies are being autopsied at the state crime lab in Jackson where Ward said they are working to officially determine the shooter.