On December 12, 2016 at about 9:06 p.m. the Joplin Police Department responded to the 1400 block of East 2nd street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers contacted Jaymes D. Wright (24) of Joplin suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. While investigating the incident a second victim, Zaveon Thomas (23) of Joplin presented at Freeman Hospital also suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower portion of his body. Both victims’ wounds were non-life threating.
The shooting, which is still under investigation, occurred after a disturbance between one of the victims and an unknown suspect.
Also on December 12, 2016 at about 8:38 p.m. officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of 2nd and McKinley Ave. Nothing was located at that time and it is still unknown if the two calls are related. Updates will be released as new information develops. ###
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