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Police seek suspect, identify victim in deadly Springfield shooting

Published: Oct. 18, 2020 at 8:56 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2020 at 4:58 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police have identified a man fatally shot at a Springfield home Sunday morning.

Investigators say Tyric Calhoun, 39, died in the shooting, which police say marks the city’s 21st violent death of 2020. The Springfield Police Department has not identified a suspect at this time.

Officers responded to the 1000 block of North Rogers Avenue around early Sunday morning. He was found dead in a backyard of a home.

Neighbors tell KY3 they heard multiple gunshots between 3:00 and 3:15 Sunday morning. Officers responded to the area shortly after the incident and collected evidence around the area for several hours Sunday.

Neighbors believe a couple young women lived in the house closest to where shots were fired. Neighbor Tresse Tanksley, says since new neighbors moved in a couple of months ago, there have been seevral weekend parties in the backyard.

Tanksley says loud music and screaming would start around 2-3 a.m. and go until about 5 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday mornings. She heard fighting just last weekend, and called police to report it.

This weekend, she thought she only heard booming music and didn’t bother calling police again.

“I thought I heard music where it was, ‘baboom, boom boom,’ and I got to thinking, maybe that was gunshots,” said Tanksley.

But other neighbors say there were several gunshots, just over Tanksley’s back fence.

“Scary. It really, with the gunshots, that made it scary,” said Tanksley.

Police found shell casings during the investigation and confirmed there was a party happening before the shooting. However, a suspect has not yet been identified.

Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS (8477).

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