Two dead in shooting late Sunday night in Joplin

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The two victims have been identified as well as the alleged shooter, submitted charges include two counts of 1st Degree Murder

UPDATE MONDAY AFTERNOON: Joplin Police Department release information that they have submitted charges to the Jasper County Prosecutor for the 20-year-old man they have in custody from the shooting late Sunday night.

  • Raymund P. Badios, 20, of Joplin, Missouri
  • 1st Degree Murder (2X)
  • 1st Degree Assault (1x)
  • Armed Criminal Action (3X)

The two victims have also been identifed by police. Next of kin were on the scene during the night as the tragic scene unfolded.

  • Chong K. Xiong, 30, of Duenweg, Missouri
  • Toua Y. Lee, 36, of Joplin, Missouri

Our sources tell us that Joplin Police are seeking perhaps another individual that fled the scene and could possibly be injured. If you have any information you are asked to contact the Joplin Police Department and their non-emergency number. (417) 623-3131. After hours, press zero, and ask for the Sgt on duty.

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JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 11:45 PM Sunday night Joplin dispatch alerted authorities to a possible shots fired, 110 North Rangeline Road in Joplin, The Bites and Pipes Hooka Lounge.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a request from Joplin, sending three county deputies. Joplin Police already on the scene, Joplin Fire Rescue and METS Ambulance.

Joplin Police Capt William Davis confirms there are two deceased inside the Hookah Lounge after a large disturbance. They currently have one person custody.

Joplin Police Detectives have been working behind crime scene tape all night long to process the evidence. The two bodies will be sent for autopsy as part of the investigation.

More information will be released as the day continues Monday.

Watch for a live update and information updated here on Facebook and Four States Home Page and our Joplin News First tab. Shannon Becker is live at the scene.

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