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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

TIPSTER ALERT: JPD CONFIRMS - HOME WAS HIT BY APPROX 8 ROUNDS



BREAKING | EXCLUSIVE
RESIDENCE HIT WITH APPROX 8 ROUNDS CONFIRMS JPD>>>PERSON(S) UNKNOWN WHO FIRED SHOTS
• JN1st brought this to you FIRST @12:20 am on the scene
• 1200 block of South Rex Ave, between Wal-Mart & Target
• Investigation continues with JPD, have info? 417-623-3131
(64801) – Last night shortly after midnight tipsters alerted us to 'shots fired' in the 1200 block of South Rex Ave. Joplin News First reported LIVE! with an update of no injuries or arrests. However the investigation began...
Today we have learned, “One residence on South Rex was damaged due to numerous bullets hitting the residence. There were no injuries or arrests,” Capt Trevor Duncan tells Joplin News First.
“The residence was struck by approximately 8 rounds.” It's unknown if the specific residence that was hit was the target.
Also it’s not known if the rounds were discharged from a vehicle or someone was on foot. Joplin Police Department are not revealing the caliber of bullets recovered at the scene.
Duncan continues, “We are seeking the person(s) who fired the shots as part of the investigation.”
If you have information please contact the Joplin Police Department 24 hours a day and talk with an officer 417-623-3131.
LAST NIGHT RECAP
“13th and Rex blocked off, 12th and Rex blocked off, 11th and Rex blocked off. Officers doing intense ground search, and weapons out. Looking in driveways, streets, yards, trees,” one tipster told Joplin News First.
Upon Joplin News First arrival near 10th and Peters Ave, Joplin Police Department advised us to stay away from the immediate area for safety.
Scene was cleared however officers remained to begin an investigation.
Thank you to Mandi, Chris, Margaret and Keith for telling us what you were seeing on our tipline and FB messenger. You are Joplin News First tonight.
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