Crime scene tape goes up in Baxter Springs on a rainy night after reported shots fired

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Officers arriving to 419 Park this evening, Sheriff Groves states, “upon their arrival they found an individual who had been injured by an apparent gunshot wound, that individual has been transported to a Joplin hospital where he is being treated for injuries sustained. One suspect has been taken into custody. We are looking for another person of interest at this time…and we are working this crime scene here.”

Shannon Becker: So it’s not an active shooter?

Sheriff Groves: No, we don’t have any reason other to believe it was a dispute between individuals that knew each other.  

Kansas Highway Patrol, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Baxter Springs Police all responded to the scene and detectives are working.

We will have more information as it becomes available.  #JoplinNewsFirst #KSN16 #KODE12 

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