SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield police report obtained by Ozarksfirst shows a 15-year-old was shot in Grant Beach Park Tuesday night.
The report does not state the gender of the teenager.
According the report, ten kids were involved in the incident and at least six are under the age of 18. Police at this time haven’t said if anyone else was injured in the fight.
Last night officers interviewed seven witnesses and two parents about the incident.
Ozarksfirst reached out to Springfield Public Schools and they declined to comment on the investigation. They referred us to the Springfield Police whom we are in contact with. We will keep you updated as new information becomes available.
According to Springfield Police Lieutenant Nelson Kibby, emergency responders were dispatched to the scene on West Webster Street, where a juvenile was shot.
Officers believe two groups of children got into an argument with each other that escalated into a fistfight that led to one of the juveniles pulling a gun and shooting the 15-year-old.
The teenager was taken to a house on West Webster Street by car, where EMTs then transported them to the hospital.
The teenager is in stable condition.
At this time, the police department does not believe there is any danger to the public.
The Springfield Police Department is investigating the incident and speaking to several witnesses and asks that anyone with information call 911 or the Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810, or place an anonymous tip at 417-869-TIPS.
This is a developing story. Information will be updated as it is released.