JOPLIN, Mo. — Shortly before noon neighbors reported a disturbance outside apartment buildings in a commons area near S Connecticut and E Carolina Ave. Numerous Joplin Police officers responded to the area known as Campbell Park North according to the ONE JOPLIN Neighborhood Map.
Messages to our tipline stated, “Tons of officers in vests with guns drawn. Large group of people were outside arguing when [multiple] shots were fired,” longtime, name withheld, tipster tells us.
As we arrived Joplin Police had various people detained and were questioning individuals.
Neighbors on the scene state that shots were fired around this location just recently. However we cannot confirm that at this time.
Joplin Police Capt Trevor Duncan tells us, “We responded to the scene after neighbors reported a disturbance and shots fired.”
No weapon was discovered. If anyone was injured it’s not known as some may have fled before officers arrived.
“At this time it’s currently under investigation.”
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