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Macon County Sheriff's Office investigates National Guard Training Site shooting incident

Photo courtesy of KTVO

On September 17th at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of an active shooter at the National Guard Training Site southwest of Macon, Mo.

It was reported that a member of the National Guard had been shot in the face and was still being shot at. Deputies, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Macon Police Department responded to the National Guard property and surrounding area.

Law Enforcement made initial contact with members of the National Guard at the scene and learned that someone had shot through the windshield of the truck they were driving causing shrapnel wounds to the driver’s face.

The bullet that went through the windshield was believed to be lodged in the metal frame “A-post” in front of the driver. There was also a passenger in the vehicle who was uninjured.

The victim was transported by EMS to Samaritan Hospital in Macon and later transferred to a Columbia hospital. His current condition is not known.

When law enforcement arrived in the area, gunshots were still being heard.

A neighboring landowner was found to be sighting in rifles next to the National Guard property.

He didn’t realize that anything was going on even after the victim was injured and continued to sight in his guns.

Members of the National Guard reporting hearing 15-20 gunshots after the victim was injured. It was unknown to them at the time who was shooting and what that person was shooting at.

The investigation is ongoing by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. Names are being withheld until the investigation is complete.

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