3 shot during fight at large party in Steele, Mo.

Three hurt in fight/shooting in Steele, Mo
Published: May. 2, 2022 at 4:45 AM CDT|Updated: May. 2, 2022 at 11:48 AM CDT
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STEELE, Mo. (KFVS) - Investigators in Pemiscot County are asking witnesses of a large fight and shooting in Steele early Sunday morning, May 1 to come forward.

According to a release from Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield, an officer responded to the 200 block of West Main Street on Sunday, May 1 for a report of gunshots.

When the officer arrived, he said he found a large group of approximately 100 people running from the area and leaving in vehicles. Police say the group had been attending a party that was hosted by an area resident.

The responding officer found someone with a gunshot wound to his leg. The officer was attempting first aid when several people put the victim inside a private vehicle and drove him to the hospital.

The Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and several other agencies arrived to assist.

According to police, they later learned three people had been shot and were taken to area hospitals by private vehicles.

The three victims were identified as a 25-year-old man from Steele, a 27-year-old man from Steele and a 26-year-old man from Blytheville, Ark.

The two men from Steele were treated for their injuries and released from the hospital.

Police say the Arkansas man remains in critical but stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the fight and/or shooting is urged to contact the Pemiscot county Sheriff’s Office at 573-333-4101. Callers can remain anonymous.

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