Battlefield Police Dept. chief reacts to rare shooting

Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 2:56 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 4:30 PM CDT
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BATTLEFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police are looking for the person who opened fire at a house in Battlefield before speeding away.

The shots fired happened Tuesday on south Honeysuckle Lane. Neighbors say they are scared for their safety.

Battlefield Police Chief Chris McPhail called it a rare incident.

“There’s not been an incident like this while I’ve been here about four and a half years, and that’s never happened,” said Chief McPhail.

Chief McPhail said at 10:15 p.m. on September 20, a driver in a Dodge Charger drove down the 5500 block of South Honeysuckle with a person inside firing multiple shots into a house.

“We believe it was a targeted incident on that house specifically. We have no reason to believe that the general public is in any danger,” said Chief McPhail.

Neighbors say there were never any issues with the house. Neighbors counted 11 to 14 shots, some hitting another house. Chief McPhail said no one was injured.

“There are about four to five people that were in the house,” said Chief McPhail.

Another neighbor says the shots were fired while playing video games and had to do a double take on what they actually heard. Chief McPhail said this shock factor is the same for many in Battlefield.

“It’s very surprising,” said Chief McPhail. “It was a kind of a shock to hear, get that phone call. I’m not accustomed to those types of things happening in Battlefield.”

Chief McPhail said anything helps in cases like these.

“If you have information, no matter how small the detail might be, please call and let us know what you have,” said Chief McPhail.

Police are still looking for the 2014 to 2016 Charger. Authorities are asking you to call 911 if you know any information.

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