3 people injured, suspect arrested after shooting in Charleston, MO

3 people injured, suspect arrested after shooting in Charleston, MO

CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - Three people were injured after a shooting in Charleston, Missouri on Tuesday.

On May 17 at about 11:20 a.m., Charleston police began receiving 911 calls of a shooting near the intersection of Vine and Oliver streets.

Officers found at least two areas where multiple shots were fired, and several vehicles and homes that had been damaged by gunfire.

A description of a vehicle involved was broadcast to area agencies.

A short time later, the vehicle was found by Sikeston DPS.

Sikeston DPS secured the vehicle and began assisting Charleston PD in the investigation as victims began arriving at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol sent several troopers to Charleston to assist.

During the investigation, another vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting was found in Charleston.

Police say three people were shot, and four homes and three vehicles were damaged by gunfire.

Of the gunshot victims, none of the injuries are life threatening.

Hernandez M. Evans, 24, of Charleston, was arrested as a suspect.

He is currently being held in the Mississippi County Jail, charged with assault, armed criminal action and felonious gang activity.

He has a cash only bond of $500,000.

The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected.

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