UPDATE: Joplin man is charged with shooting at 3 vehicles, wounding 6

By  | 

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) A 26-year-old man from Joplin is charged in two counties with shooting at three vehicles and wounding six people, including one man who was in critical condition.

Prosecutors in Jasper and Newton counties on Saturday charged Tom Mourning II of Joplin with multiple counts of armed criminal action, first-degree felony assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Joplin Police spokesman Capt. Bob Higginbotham says four people in a church van were wounded around 5:10 a.m. Saturday when Mourning opened fire on their vehicle at an intersection. Police say Mourning then drove 10 blocks and shot at a pickup stopped at another intersection, wounding two people. He also shot at people in a third vehicle at another intersection.

The incident ended at 5:22 a.m. when Mourning stopped and surrendered to police.