A shooting occurred late on Sunday at a Missouri gas station in Springfield. Witnesses reported that a vehicle crashed into a Kum & Go gas station and convenience store and the gunman ran inside and began shooting customers and employees.
The first two officers who arrived were shot. Officer Christopher Walsh, 32, died at a hospital. He was with the Springfield police for 3 1/2 years. Three citizens were found dead at the scene inside the store. The gunman was also found dead, apparently as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot. He was not yet identified. The motive for the shooting was not known. Police are still working to determine it. The scene remains closed. Police received calls of multiple shootings throughout the city starting at 11:24 p.m. Police Chief Paul Williams said during a news conference Monday that investigators believe the suspect was a "roaming active shooter" involved in all.
"Officers throughout Missouri protect us every day without hesitation & without second guessing the potential impacts on themselves," Missouri Gov. Mike Parson teeted. "They do a job that most don't want to do, but expect them to. It's our responsibility to pay tribute to them with the highest respect."