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Investigation ongoing in Jasper County shooting

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JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI -

(Press Release from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office)

At 6:26 PM, 10-08-15, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 11171 Placid, Jasper, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival it was discovered that a 13-year old male had shot a 12-year old female with a pistol in the front yard of the residence. The armed 13-year old suspect had fled into the nearby woods. When Deputies arrived on the scene they began CPR on the victim.

The victim, Teresa J. Potts, was later pronounced dead. A search for the suspect began and he was located on the property a short while later and taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Jasper County Juvenile Office.

The investigation is continuing.

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