Lanton Road Shooting

West Plains police respond Saturday afternoon the scene of an altercation in which they say a man was shot multiple times. He was flown for medical treatment and the alleged shooter is in custody, said Public Information Officer John Murrell.

A man shot multiple times in an altercation at Lone Oak Mobile Park in West Plains has died of his injuries, report West Plains police.

West Plains police responded at 3 p.m. Saturday to a residence in the park on Lanton Road for a report of an altercation between two men.

The Quill learned at 3:45 p.m. Saturday that several law enforcement vehicles and a medical helicopter were at a trailer in the mobile park and police tape had been put up around the trailer and a vehicle at the scene.

Shortly before 5 p.m. West Plains Police Department Public Information Officer John Murrell told a reporter on the scene that, during an altercation, one man reportedly shot the other multiple times. The victim was airlifted to Ozarks Medical Center where was pronounced dead, and the alleged shooter is in custody, Murrell said. 

At this time, police are not releasing the names of either the alleged shooter or the victim.

Anyone with information about the incident, which is under active investigation, is asked to call the West Plains Police Department at 256-2244 or email

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Updated at 8:37 p.m. to show that the victim was pronounced dead.

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