Arrest Made in Shots Fired Near Mercy Clinic

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — UPDATE:   Greene County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man believed to be connected with an assault at a home — and shots fired near a Mercy Clinic Wednesday. The man’s name has not been released, pending formal charges.

Our original story:

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – At 10:36 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to West Kearney for a “shots heard” call at a Mercy Clinic Family Medicine.

There were no eye witnesses that police are aware of, but multiple people in the area reported hearing multiple shots being fired.

Damage to a vehicle parked on the west side of the clinic was discovered. No one was inside the vehicle at the time, and no one was injured. The suspect is not yet in custody.

A vehicle was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed after shots were heard. Earlier today, an employee at the clinic at 2212 W. Kearney had received threatening messages from a subject.

A statement from Springfield Public Schools says:

“As a safety precaution, students at Williams Elementary are not being allowed to go outside of the school facility, at this time, based on a report of gun fire in the area.  All students and staff are secure inside the building and will remain there until we have received word from law enforcement that the situation has been resolved. Students who were outside at the time of the report were quickly and safely returned to the building.  The safety of our students and staff is our No. 1 priority.”

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