Springfield Police Investigating Two Separate Shootings


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – It was early on Wednesday evening, around 4:30 when police first responded to a well-being call for people living in a house on Elm and Lafontaine in North Springfield. 

According to a Springfield Police statement, Torie Parrow, 32, and Melvin Parrow, 36, were both found dead inside, both with gunshot wounds. 

Police do not believe there is a third person involved in the shooting. 

Across town on East Locust a second investigation is ongoing. 

Kevin Dalton says, “Who knows what happened. I don’t know.”

Kevin Dalton’s house is just across the street from the house where we now know four men were shot around 12:30 Thursday morning.

Two of those men were killed. Two were taken to the hospital– where we’re told they’re in critical but stable condition.

Dalton also says, “My brother heard it from inside the house. He said he thought it was firecrackers.”

For Dalton, it’s another shooting that gives the north side a bad name it doesn’t deserve. 

Hamir Harris says, “I would just like this stuff to stop. You know, just getting tired of it. It’s time for the neighbors to say ‘Hey. We’re done. We’re not going to take this stuff anymore’.”

For new-in-town neighbor Hamir Harris, it’s more unsettling to know the person who pulled the trigger out on Locust isn’t in police custody.

Reporter: “You’ve lived on this street for how long?”

Hamir Harris, Neighbor: “A couple of days. I literally like… I moved from Kansas City to get away from all this gun violence and stuff like that and it’s just like ‘Why is this happening in Springfield? Next door…’.”

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