1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting at home in Poplar Bluff

8 months 5 days 9 hours ago Friday, February 09 2018 Feb 9, 2018 Friday, February 09, 2018 9:59:22 AM CST February 09, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A woman is dead and two other people are injured after a shooting at a home in the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff.

One man is in custody, but charges were not filed as of Friday morning.

The shooting happened Thursday night. KFVS-TV reports that 36-year-old Janice Thomas of Poplar Bluff died. Two additional victims, 19-year-old Ladaijha Thomas of Poplar Bluff and 25-year-old Oshay Thomas of New Madrid, are hospitalized. Condition reports were not immediately available.

Police were called to the home after a report of a man with a gun. Officers heard gunshots as they arrived. Investigators say the suspect appeared in the doorway and was taken into custody.

Authorities have not disclosed a possible motive in the shooting.

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