UPDATE 2/2/23 — The Springfield Police Department issued a press release detailing more information about Saturday’s shooting near Glendale High School.
According to the press release, officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of South Linden Avenue at 6:48 p.m. on Jan. 28 to investigate shots fired in the area. When they arrived, they found evidence of a shooting, including a vehicle in the Glendale High School parking lot struck with bullets.
When officers were processing the scene, a man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound. He told police that he was shot at the location of the gunshot report, but would not give any more details.
Detectives eventually identified Keyshawn McElroy, 20, of Republic, as a suspect in the shooting. McElroy was arrested on Feb. 1.
McElroy has not yet been formally charged.
Original story, published Jan. 28:
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield Public Schools issued a statement Saturday, January 28 at around 8:30 p.m.
The school district said gunshot sounds were reported outside near Glendale High School.
Glendale was hosting a speech and debate tournament with students from multiple schools, according to the statement.
No one was injured and officers are investigating the scene.
The school district said the tournament was paused while police investigated and students waited in the gym and auditorium.
Police gave the all-clear and the rest of the tournament has been canceled.
Lt. Steve Schwind of the Springfield Police Department said there was no indication of any gun activity at the school.
He said that just before 7 p.m., multiple reports were made of gunshots near Sunset Street and Linden Avenue on the north side of Glendale.
Officers found over 10 shell casings in the roadway and started checking for damages and witnesses.
One person was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sunset Street and Linden Ave. are closed off while officers finish up their investigation.