Male in critical condition, found with gunshot wounds on Hill Street

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin Police respond to gunshots fired this afternoon on Hill Street in the East Town Neighborhood.

Around 3:42 pm today, someone called 911 about gunshots at 1201 E. Hill Street. Joplin police officers got to the scene and found an adult male victim with gunshot wounds.

METS ambulance transported the victim priority one to an area hospital. Capt William Davis says the victim is critical condition.

Police have not arrested anyone in connection to the shooting at this time. However they are developing information a shooter fled the scene before police arrived.

If you have information regarding this incident, police ask that you call the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131.

Capt Davis tells us he hopes to have more information this evening or tomorrow.

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