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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On December 23, 2018, at approximately 3:36 a.m., Springfield police officers were dispatched to 1042 W. College regarding several subjects who had been shot at a party at that location. When officers arrived, they found two victims with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began life-saving measures and the two victims were transported to the hospital.
Officers were then dispatched to both Mercy Hospital and Cox Hospital emergency rooms as more victims who had been shot arrived needing medical attention. Officers identified five additional victims who had been shot at 1042 W. College. At this time four females and three male victims of the shooting have been identified. One female victim’s wounds required immediate surgery upon arrival at the hospital and she is now in critical condition. None of the other victims received life-threatening injuries.
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-TIPS (8477).
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Case number: 18-51179
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786[email protected]
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson