Victim of North Elizabeth Shooting Dies; Killer Still Unknown

One of the two victims of the shooting Sunday night on North Elizabeth has died, and the Springfield Police Department has moved the investigation into a homicide investigation.

SPD officials confirmed that David W. Saunders, 17, of Springfield, died at an area hospital from his wounds. Saunders was brought to the hospital by witnesses and his wounds were considered to be life-threatening, and earlier this week officials said he was unlikely to survive.

Saunders next-of-kin has been notified of his death.

Detectives investigating the case say they do not have a suspect identified and are asking anyone within information to contact the SPD at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.

Reader Comments