Crime scene tape goes up in East Town neighborhood; Gun shot wound victim rushed to hospital

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UPDATE: Shooting determined to be accidental

UPDATE: “The subject with the gunshot wound has been identified as David Jackson Jr (27) of Joplin, MO. Jackson is being treated at a local hospital. The investigation has determined the shoooting to be an accidental self inflicted gunshot.”

Joplin Police Media Update, Friday morning
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Approximately 11:21 AM Joplin 911 dispatch received a call of a possible shooting in the area of North and School Streets. Officers responded to the area and discovered an adult male with a gun shot wound. There is no threat to the public right now, but avoid the area, updates will be released as they become available [from investigators]. We take any incident or a shooting very serious and that’s why we have investigators out here right now conducting a thorough investigation. The condition of the victim is unknown, as he was transported to the hospital.

Capt Nick Jimenez, Joplin Police Department

JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 11:30 AM Wednesday reports of a GSW (gun shot wound) in the East Town neighborhood on the north side.

11:36 AM crime scene tape begins wrapping an area across East North Street between North Michigan and North School Ave.

One gunshot wound victim, an adult male, has been transported Priority One to Freeman Hospital.

Capt. Nick Jimenez tells us at the scene that detectives are arriving now. They are developing what events occurred and will let us know as soon as possible.

For now police ask that you avoid the area, this is a live scene and investigation.

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