Gunman Sought in Fordland Shooting

The Webster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man they say shot another man Thursday morning in Fordland.

Jesse St. John, 34, is the subject of a manhunt after a shooting at First and Maple in Fordland. Police say someone fired into a home and vehicles at the location around 7 a.m. Thursday. The home is next to Fordland Elementary School.

The sheriff’s office received a call from a woman in the home reporting the shooting and the victim. They were taken to a Springfield hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about St. John’s location is asked to call the Webster County Sheriff’s Office at 417-859-2247.

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