MALDEN, MO (KFVS) - Three people have reportedly been shot in Malden, Mo.after an altercation on Sunday.
Malden Police Chief Jarrett Bullock said the shooting reportedly happened in the 600 block of North Kimball.
Two people were allegedly hospitalized with their injuries and are reportedly in critical condition.
A young boy was apparently grazed with a bullet, but he has been released.
Police say there appeared to be a dispute over what appeared to be illegal gambling.
Officials do not currently have any suspects in custody, but they say they have identified two persons of interest in that investigation.
Police say when they arrived there were people outside, but no witnesses have come forward.
Malden Police Chief Jarrett Bullock has some strong words for the community and the people involved.
"We do expect formal charges to be filed pretty forthwith, but it's still not going to solve it," Bullock said. "It's disgusting and depressing to know a community that I've lived all my adult life and I serve here because I want to be here and so does everybody else, you can't even get cooperation to protect the innocent."
Bullock said the person most affected by this situation is the child involved.
"We're going to fight for justice for those individuals that were hit, I hope they're okay," he said. "But the real victim is the 10-year-old. He's been treated and released, but it's not the physical injury, it's the mental injury."
If you want to make an anonymous tip, police ask you call the Malden Police Department at 573-276-3118.