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Police investigating a shooting death in Grant Beach Neighborhood in Springfield, Mo.

Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 7:44 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 at 5:22 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police are investigating a deadly shooting in north Springfield.

Investigators say one died after a shooting Thursday morning in the 900 block of North Main Avenue.

Officers responded to heard gunshot fire just before 7 a.m. Police say the victim died after being shot in the chest. Police are looking for the shooter, but have not released a description of that person. Lt. Robert Byrne says this is an ongoing investigation, and there’s no indication there’s a heightened risk to the general public at this time.

“The only information that we have right now is that it was an unknown suspect leaving the area,” said Lt. Byrne.

Autumn Berryhill moved into the grant beach neighborhood about two months ago and says she isn’t surprised something like this happened based on the amount of people walking through her neighborhood.

”I don’t know if people are being released from jail and just kind of walking down the street,” Berryhill says.

The shooting happened right across the street from her house.

“There is a lot of stuff that seems to be happening around that duplex that we have noticed,” Berryhill says. “We hear a lot of yelling and a lot of fighting and arguing coming from that area.”

Berryhill says she installed security cameras to keep her and her family safe. She says they woke up to police asking to see the footage.

“It was a little bit startling to wake up and find out that someone had been murdered right across the street,” Berryhill says.

With a little boy and another baby on the way, Berryhill says her family tries to keep to themselves.

“I don’t feel like we’re really in danger unless you actually participate in some illicit activity,” Berryhill says.

After this shooting, Berryhill says she plans to install even more security cameras around her house.

“A lot of these houses that run along the alley are abandoned so I know that helps kind of draw people into the area,” Berryhill says.

Lt. Byrne says he want’s the public to remember to be safe, and if you hear something, make sure you call authorities so they can help.

“If you hear gun shot, if you see an assault occurring the best thing you can do initially is to make sure that you’re safe and to call 911 to get officers and emergency services responding as soon as possible,” said Lt. Byrne. “As much as possible try to be a good witness. Get a suspect description, vehicle description, and any information that could be beneficial and helpful in helping us determine exactly what did occur.”

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