BREAKING: Disturbance triggers investigation that involves reported gunshots last night

Joplin News First

Gunshots, "more than two but less than 10,” a neighbor down the street reported to Joplin News First last night

716 West 9th, KSN/KODE: Photog Darren

(Joplin, Mo.) — Shortly before 10:00 a.m. Monday, Joplin Police surrounded a home at 716 West 9th and used a bullhorn to call out residents. 

Sgt Andrew Blair of the Joplin Police Department tell us that no one was injured and a male and female are currently being detained. More information will be released as soon as it becomes available he told us.

Last night around 10:00 p.m., neighbors in this area reported they had heard gunshots. Numerous, “more than two but less than 10,” an anonymous neighbor told Joplin News First. 

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On July 8, 2019 at approximately 09:50 A.M. officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to 716 W. 9th Street for a disturbance. Information was received from a person not at the residence that there was an issue at this location between a male and female. The caller also advised the male had discharged a firearm inside the residence.

Officers arrived on scene and could hear what sounded like an argument inside. Due to the information about possible gunshots a perimeter was set, and officers began using a loud hailer to get those involved with the address to exit.

A female and male both exited and were detained. Joplin Police Detectives are on scene now conducting an investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. <END OF RELEASE>

Watch Joplin News First Shannon Becker live at the scene.

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