Shooting in Sturgeon sends one victim to hospital

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STURGEON — Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a shots fired call Tuesday evening outside of Heuer's Country Store and Cafe.

Police arrived around 6:20 p.m. to 15471 N. Old Highway 63 and found a man who was shot multiple times.

The man was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Boone County Sheriff's Office said initial information shows that several people were had an arranged meeting at the address of the shooting. The situation escalated into a disturbance involving multiple armed people there.

Deputies detained one man they believed shot the victim, but he was eventually released without being arrested or processed on any criminal charges.

Two neighbors told KOMU 8 they heard three separate gun shots.

Boone County Sergeant Brian Leer said there is no current threat to the Sturgeon community.

"There's no reason to believe there is any danger or threat to anybody," Leer said

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is still continuing its investigation.