FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield police were dispatched to 1459 E. Blaine at 9:24 p.m. on Feb. 13, after a 911 caller stated a female subject had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a female victim who was seriously injured with apparent gunshot wounds in the yard of the residence. The victim was transported by ambulance to a hospital where she later died. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers arriving.
The victim was identified as Raquel R. Montgomery, 29, of Springfield. Next of kin notifications have been made for the victim.
A suspect has not been identified at this time. Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.
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Case number: 18-5997
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson