Major case squad investigating 4 people shot at 2 different locations in Poplar Bluff

Major case squad investigating 4 people shot at 2 different locations in Poplar Bluff

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) - An investigation is underway in Poplar Bluff, Mo. after four people were shot at two separate locations on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The Poplar Bluff/Butler County Major Case Squad has been activated.

Police say they are looking for a person of interest.

Investigators are looking for information about the identity of a man caught on video walking down the middle of a street.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department is seeking the identity of the male in the video in regards to a shooting investigation. If you know the identity of the male please contact Detective Dan Mustain at dmustain@pbpolice.org or 573-686-8632.

Posted by Poplar Bluff Police Department on Sunday, February 16, 2020

Police said the man in the video is wanted in connection to the shooting investigation.

According to Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley, one person was shot at Bacon Park and three others shot on Wallace Street on Sunday afternoon.

Police say the first victim was a 23-year-old male who was shot at Bacon Park.

The man suffered critical injuries from a single gunshot.

According to police, the 23-year-old was first taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center and later airlifted to a St. Louis hospital.

Whiteley said three other individuals were shot on Wallace Street within 30 minutes of the first shooting.

The victims include a 56-year-old man, a 48-year-old man and a 26-year-old female.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley said they don’t want to speculate, but believe the shootings may be connected.

“I wouldn’t want to say that it for sure is, but it is certainly possible,” said Whiteley.

Residents in the area say they are on edge.

Anyone with information about the person of interest or the shootings is asked to contact Detective Dan Mustain at dmustain@pbpolice.org or 573-686-8632.

At this time, the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, and the Missouri Highway Patrol are working together as a part of the Major Case Squad activated to investigate the shootings.

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