Press Release Parr Hill Park Shooting Contact: Captain Trevor Duncan 417-623-3131 ext 600 On October 22, 2017 at 2:09pm the Joplin Police Department started receiving numerous calls of a shooting at Parr Hill Park. Callers described that a male on foot and occupants of a black passenger car were shooting back and forth at each other. As officers responded, additional shots were reported by witnesses. Officers arrived in the area and located the black vehicle described as being a suspect vehicle that witnesses said shots were fired from. The vehicle was stopped at 14th and Kansas and a male was detained. After further investigation, that male was released without charges. The only injuries reported to us were two females in the neighborhood who weren’t involved but were struck. One female was struck in the ankle area by a ricochet and suffered a graze across her skin. Another female was shot through her clothing in the shoulder area and suffered a graze across her skin as well. Multiple witnesses provided information to us and evidence was collected over a several block area. At least one house was struck and damaged by some of the rounds as well. The incident was a shooting between known acquaintances, not a random act of violence. However, we are fortunate that the bystanders injured weren’t more seriously injured and that nobody else was injured or killed. As a result of the investigation, a suspect has been identified by detectives and we are seeking his arrest. Due to his age, we are unable to release any information about him.