Officer, 3 civilians shot dead in Missouri gas station; shooter takes his own life: Police
AP / Nathan Papes / The Springfield News-Leader
Police cars surround a Kum & Go gas station on East Chestnut Expressway in Springfield, Mo., after a shooting late Sunday, March 15, 2020.

By Ashley Cole, KFSM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KFSM) -- Five people are dead and two others were injured in a shooting in Springfield, Missouri late Sunday night.

According to Springfield Police Department Chief Paul Williams, officers responded to the area of Battlefield and Lone Pine around 11:25 p.m. and while they were on their way, they received multiple shooting calls.

Officers received another call for a shooting at the Kum & Go located at 2885 E. Chestnut Expressway. Callers reported a car crashing at the scene and an armed suspect going into the store, shooting customers and employees.

Two officers arrived and had shots fired at them by the suspect.

Officer Christopher Walsh suffered a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at a hospital, Springfield police said. The other officer was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Three other people were found dead inside the convenience store and the suspect was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Another person was found injured inside the store and was transported to a hospital where they’re being treated.

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