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5 dead in Springfield gas station shooting including police officer, gunman

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Posted at 6:48 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 15:26:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE 2:20 p.m. | Springfield police have identified the victims as Troy D. Rapp, 57, of Springfield, who worked at Kum-N-Go; Shannon R. Perkins, 46, of Springfield, a WCA Waste Corporation employee; and Matthew J. Hicks-Morris, 22, of Springfield, who was a customer.

Police said a fourth victim is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital.

ORIGINAL STORY | A shooting at a gas station in Springfield, Missouri, left five people dead - including a police officer and the gunman.

The shooting took place overnight at a Kum & Go gas station at East Chestnut Expressway and U.S. 65, according to KY3.

Police have not said what led to the shooting, but three civilians were found dead inside the store.

The shooter was also found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

SPD Officer Christoper Walsh was shot and killed when responding to the shooting. He had been with the force for three-and-a-half years and was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Officer Josiah Overton was shot and wounded.

One other victim is being treated at the hospital.

Sen. Roy Blunt issued a statement later Monday morning.

“My thoughts are with the loved ones of all of the victims of last night’s attack in Springfield. I am grateful for the courage our law enforcement officers demonstrated as they rushed to the scene, and saddened by the loss of Springfield Police Officer Christopher Walsh. Officer Walsh lived a life of service to his country and his community. As a police officer and U.S. Army veteran, Officer Walsh exemplified the best of our nation. My thoughts are also with Officer Josiah Overton and the civilian victim who are being treated for their injuries. We are forever indebted to our law enforcement officers and their families for the tremendous sacrifices they make every day to keep us safe.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.