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Cape Girardeau Police investigating early morning shooting; Man shot in leg

Updated: Mar. 31, 2020 at 7:23 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - An early morning shooting is under investigation in Cape Girardeau.

Close to 2 a.m. officers responded to the 600 block of Jefferson St. on Tuesday, March 31.

When they arrived, officers said they found a man in a front yard with a gunshot wound to the leg.

He was transported to a local hospital. The injury is considered non-life threatening.

Police identified the victim as David Hightower and said he is not cooperating with the investigation.

Witnesses and callers tell police they heard four-to-five shots in the area.

Police did recover 9mm shell casings near the scene.

Investigators believe Hightower was the intended target in the shooting and no one else is in danger at this time.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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