Five people are killed in Missouri gas station shoot-out including gunman, cop and three customers
- Incident happened late on Sunday at Kum & Go gas station in Springfield
- Police received reports of gunman firing from car at several locations in town
- Car crashed into Kum & Go. gas station station and convenience store, cops said
- Gunman then ran inside convenience store and began shooting, police said
- Deceased officer identified by the chief of police as Christopher Walsh
- Josiah Overton, the cop who was wounded, is expected to survive, police said
Christopher Walsh has been identified as the police officer who was shot and killed in Springfield, Missouri, late on Sunday
Five people including a police officer and a gunman have died in a shooting at a Missouri gas station after the gunman went inside and began shooting, police said Monday.
The dead also include three citizens, Springfield police Chief Paul Williams announced Monday, and an officer was injured along with another citizen.
Williams identified the dead officer as Christopher Walsh, who had been with the department for three-and-a-half years, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
The other injured officer has been identified as Josiah Overton.
Overton suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the police chief.
Williams said police received reports of a gunman firing shots from a car at several locations in Springfield late Sunday.
‘In essence we had a roving active shooter moving from the south side of the city up,’ Williams said.
The vehicle crashed into the Kum & Go gas station and convenience store and the gunman ran inside and began shooting, Williams said.
The first two officers who arrived, Walsh and Overton, were shot.
Police cars surround a gas station after a shooting in Springfield, Missouri, late on Sunday
The shooting took place at the Kum & Go gas station and convenience store in Springfield late on Sunday
Police said they received reports of a gunman firing from inside a moving vehicle at several locations around Springfield
Other officers pulled the injured officers from the store and then went inside, finding three citizens dead.
The gunman also was found dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot, Williams said.
Williams declined to say if the three dead civilians were store employees or customers, pending notification of the next of kin.
He also declined to identify the shooter. He said he did not know the shooter’s motive.