Shooting investigation at Harps in Airport Drive

Joplin News First

AIRPORT DRIVE, Mo. — About 1:45 p.m. Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to calls of shots fired at Harps, 25685 Fir Road, along MO-171. 

Deputies responded along with detectives and taped off a large area. 

Deputy Chief Derek Walrod tells us they are looking at security camera footage now to determine how many vehicles were involved.

He confirmed there is evidence of a shooting at the scene but would not go into details on what was discovered.

Dep. Chief Walrod says neighbors first reported hearing gunfire. Witnesses tell us, more than five but less than 10 shots were fired.

At least one person, a female was seen with injures. There was possibly another injured. And evidence is here in north part of the parking, near the rear of the building. It is being marked by detectives as Dep. Chief Walrod spoke to us live! on FB.

Witnesses tell us vehicles fled the area. Deputy Walrod is hoping to provide us with descriptions, however they are unknown at this time. 

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