1 dead, 4 wounded after shooting in Kennett

Updated: Feb. 21, 2021 at 2:32 PM CST
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KENNETT, Mo. (KFVS) - The Major Case Squad is investigating a shooting in Kennett.

On Sunday, Feb. 21 at 12:25 a.m., Kennett Police officers responded to the American Legion Building in reference to someone firing a gun at a party.

Upon arrival, investigation revealed that five individuals had been shot.

Kennett Police Chief Kenny Wilson said the victims were shot in various parts of the body.

One of the victims later died from his injuries.

The victims were shot at a private event.

Chief Wilson estimates hundreds of people were there at the time of the shooting.

“I would stress anybody that was at the party last night, if they would come forward with any information they have,” stated Wilson. “Even if it’s something little, it may be something that may help us out tremendously in solving this case. Call Kennett Police Department or call Sgt. David Patton with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.”

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Kennett Police Department were all involved in the investigation.

“We got officers right now working around the clock for the next few days, trying to run down whatever leads we have,” said Wilson. “Right now we have a team of officers in different towns just running down different leads. Hopefully we’ll come up with something by the end of the day. But right now we do not have any suspect information. I wish we did but right now this is where we are in the investigation.”

If anyone has any information concerning this incident they can contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 573-840-9500.

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