Shooting investigation leads to pursuit, crash in Republic Saturday morning

REPUBLIC, Mo. Police closed part of U.S. 60 in Republic Saturday morning after a pursuit led to a crash.

The crash happened near Farm Road 170.

Republic police say the pursuit was initiated by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

Greene County deputies tell KY3 News they responded to a shooting that occurred at 2571 West Buena Vista in Greene County. The victim sustained gunshot wounds that are believed to be non life threatening.

The victim is being treated at a local hospital.

The man they think pulled the trigger left the scene and was located by responding deputies driving West on Republic Road and State Highway FF. Deputies say the driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The suspect vehicle hit the ditch in the median at U.S. 60 and Farm Road 170, disabling the vehicle.

Three people were taken into custody, as well as the weapon.