Pittsburg Police investigate shooting at RV Park; Deceased is identified as 58-year-old Pitt man

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THURSDAY PITTSBURG, Kan. — Regarding the body discovered early Wednesday morning, suffering gunshot wound, next of kin has been notified, as Pittsburg Police Department release the name in a statement to the media.

The decedent in this incident has been identified as 58-year-old Mark L. Owens, of Pittsburg. At the time of this incident, Mr. Owens was staying in a makeshift recreational vehicle at the Four Oaks RV Park, located at 721 W. 20th St. in Pittsburg.

Mr. Owens appeared to have suffered a single gunshot wound, and yesterday afternoon his body was sent to the pathologist’s office in Kansas City for autopsy.

Investigators are continuing to follow up on information regarding this incident.

WEDNESDAY PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg, Kansas, Police department are currently working a death investigation on West 20th in Pittsburg.

Crime scene tape wraps the entrance and most of the RV Park north of Four Oaks Golf Course.

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at approximately 6:36 a.m., officers from the Pittsburg Police Department, along with Pittsburg Fire and Crawford County EMS were called to the Pittsburg Park and Recreation RV Park, located at 721 W. 20th Street in Pittsburg in reference to an unresponsive man. As Officers arrived on scene, they discovered a male subject who appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The area was secured and members of the Criminal Investigations Division responded. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown at this point, and the investigation is currently underway. The body will be sent for autopsy.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

Pittsburg Police Department


“At this time we are investigating what appears to be a possible shooting incident at the Four Oaks RV Park, 719 West 20th, which did result in a death. We will have more information once investigators [are available], and next of kin has been notified.”

Pittsburg Police Department

Now in a more detailed release to the media:

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