Shooting injures man near Mercy Hospital in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR) -- Springfield police are looking for the shooter who sent one man to the hospital on Thursday morning. It happened a block north of East Sunshine Street.

An injured man arrived at Mercy Hospital in this bullet-riddled car on May 18, 2017. (viewer Matt Neil)

"We got a call to this area a little after 10 a.m., several shots fired near the intersection at Fremont and University," said Lt. Tad Peters.

Investigators say there is no public threat, but police are still looking for the shooter.

"Whatever occurred has moved out of the area, we don't have information that there's anything further happening at this point," said Lt. Peters.

Peters says this was not a random attack, that the shooter and victim know each other.

"Apparently so," said Lt. Peters. "There was obviously something going on between those two parties involved."

A bullet-riddled car could be seen outside of Mercy Hospital on Thursday morning. Police say this is one of the two vehicles involved. KSPR counted 14 bullet holes in its side.

Police say the victim, who apparently drove himself to Mercy, appears to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Three people who live near Fremont at University say they heard several shots, and ran for cover. One said it sounded like construction noises. Another saw the cars speeding off down Fremont, but did not want to go on camera about what she saw.

"The call came in when the shots were fired because that's what caught everyone's attention," said Peters. "That's what we're working from at this point."

As of late Thursday afternoon, police were still looking for the shooter, and a dark-colored, or black Dodge, that is believed to be his vehicle.
If you have any information, you can call 9-1-1.


Springfield police investigate a shooting on University Street at Fremont Avenue on May 18, 2017.