Teenager dies from injuries in weekend shooting in Springfield

Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 8:58 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2022 at 9:47 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - An 18-year-old has died after being shot in Springfield on Saturday.

Police say Jaiden Falls and another person were shot around 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 30. Falls died in the hospital on August 1. The family has been notified. The Springfield Police Department is now investigating this case as a homicide and have not identified a suspect.

The Springfield Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of South Scenic. When they arrived, they heard gunshots and saw cars speeding off. Officers on the scene found shell casings.

Police later in the 2000 block of West Chestnut Expressway found two people with injuries related to the morning shooting. Police say the other is listed in stable condition.

One neighbor heard the gunshots.

“It sounded like three or four gunshots back to back within a couple of seconds,” said Cole Egger, who lives near the shooting. “This whole street was just blocked off with six or seven cop cars, and they had the whole area taped off.”

Other neighbors in the area say it’s not uncommon for this kind of activity.

“I definitely have heard other gunshots, but these ones were definitely like louder and closer than the other ones,” said Egger.

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