One dead and 4 wounded in a shooting at the American Legion in Missouri


Police said one person was killed and four others wounded in an overnight shooting at a US Legion club in southeast Missouri.

Officers found the five victims in the US Legion Building in Kennett after reporting the shooting before 12:30 a.m.

Two people were taken to a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in critical condition. Two other victims are receiving treatment in local hospitals.

There were no immediate reports of arrests in connection with the shooting.

The American Legion Post 66 Building is located near the Delta Fairgrounds in Kennett, a city of about 10,000 people in a Missouri botel, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of Memphis, Tennessee. The building is available for rent, and Mayor Kennett Wayne told Delta Dunklin Democrat that a private party was being held there.

Police said that no further details were available about the shooting. A man who answered the phone number for the US Legion post said he did not know anything about the shooting before hanging up. There was no immediate response to a message I left on the facility’s second phone number.

The Missouri State Patrol office and the Dunklin County sheriff’s office are assisting with the investigation.


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