Courtesy of KOLR-10

Police Identify Victim of Fatal Shooting in Springfield

Police say they have still not identified a suspect in a fatal shooting in the 1600 block of east Chestnut Street early Thursday morning, but they have released the name of the victim.

Officers say at 3:35 a.m., 9-1-1 got a call saying someone was lying in the roadway.

When police arrived, they found a man who had suffered a gunshot wound.

The victim, identified as Bobby Gooch Jr., 18, Springfield, was rushed to a local hospital, where he died.

Detectives say they continue to investigate the shooting, and they’re asking anyone who has information about the incident to call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or call Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).

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