West Plains Police Are Investigating A Shooting

On Monday February 22 at approximately 1:09 AM, the West Plains Police Department received a call for an attempted burglary in the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned the homeowner had shot a male subject on the front porch of the residence.

Officers were then informed of a male subject who had been shot and was in the area of Minnesota and Second Street. Officers arrived in the area and located the male. The male was transported by South Howell County Ambulance to the Air Evac helicopter base and was air lifted to a Springfield hospital in serious condition.

At this time, the names of those involved are not being released. This is an active and ongoing investigation. More information will be released when appropriate.

The Police Department would like the community to know this appears to be an isolated incident and there is no perceived danger to the community at this time.

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