Police say 2 dead, 1 injured in shootings in downtown Springfield; victims identified

Published: May. 14, 2022 at 7:26 AM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2022 at 9:42 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police say two people died, and another person suffered injuries in an overnight shooting in downtown Springfield.

Police say the victims include Malik Sutton, 23, of Springfield, and Kylon McAfee, 20, of Springfield.

Officers responded to the shooting before 2 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Olive and Boonville. Witnesses say they saw the shooter running away from the scene near Water Street. Investigators do not know what led up to the shooting. They believe this was an isolated incident.

Police have not identified a suspect.

KY3 spoke with a man walking home during the time of the shooting. He heard the gunshots.

“We were in a huddle, and all took off darting,” said Austin Faust. “A whole group of my friends that I was walking with when we heard them we all sought shelter.”

Faust says incidents like these are not uncommon. Faust says incidents like these do happen.

“I come through late at night. I get off of work late at night. We have had multiple occasions of stuff like this, so at the same time, I am used to it, but I always make sure to look out when I’m walking,” said Faust.

Detectives ask anyone with 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).

This incident marks the fifth and sixth homicides of 2022.

“I wish Springfield was a better place because we do not have to result to violence to solve problems,” said Faust.

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