SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — A late-night shooting at a gas station in Springfield claimed the lives of 3 civilians and 1 responding police officer. It happened shortly after 11 pm at a gas station.
Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said Officer Christopher Walsh, 32, was shot and killed while responding to the shooting on E. Chestnut near U.S. 65. Officer Josiah Overton, 25, was also shot and wounded.
Williams says three people were found dead inside the store. Officers also found shooter, who has not been identified, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. One other victim suffered injuries in the incident and is hospitalized.ky3.com
Information is scarce with this story, and police are still on the scene to sort things out.
Here is a timeline statement from the Springfield Police Department from their Facebook page;
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