Springfield Police Department found a person with a gunshot wound while they were investigating the scene of a vehicle accident Sunday, according to an alert from Missouri State University.
Law enforcement officials were investigating a vehicle crash that occurred just after 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Grand Street and National Avenue, the alert stated.
When officers found the vehicle, they discovered an individual with a gunshot wound, according to the MSU alert. Police closed the intersections of Bear and National and at Grand and National to investigate.
They learned that a shooting allegedly happened at a different location in north Springfield.
“The accident occurred while the occupants of the crashed vehicle were transporting the victim to the hospital,” the alert stated.
The victim was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Springfield Police spokeswoman Jasmine Bailey. No arrests have been made at this time.
If you have information regarding this incident, contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
Sara Karnes is a breaking news reporter with the Springfield News-Leader. Got a story to tell? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.