Authorities investigating a shooting in Baxter Springs

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Authorities responded to a report of shots fired Wednesday night in northern Baxter Springs.

The shooting occured at a home near 5th & Park.

One person was shot and has been transported to a Joplin hospital.

Authorities are still actively searching for a suspect as of 9:30pm.

Officials believe the two involved know each other and this is an isolated incident.

Kansas Highway Patrol, Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Baxter Springs Police all responded to the scene.

This is a breaking news story and we will update this story as more information becomes available.

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