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     The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon in the Jordan area.  At approximately 1:27 PM, the 9-1-1 call center took a report from 8231 Hwy 177 South that a man had been shot at the business there and was outside injured.  

     Sheriff's personnel and EMS responded.  The shooting victim was located, and emergency medical care was provided.  The shooter was also contacted, and an investigation ensued.  The shooter and the victim are related.  There is a Court No Contact Order in place against the victim due to prior incidents that prohibits the victim from being there on the premises.  

     The victim, a 42 year old male, was air lifted to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri.  His condition is currently unknown.  The shooter was brought to the Sheriff's Office to be interviewed.  He claimed he was defending himself in the altercation and refused to answer questions.  A search warrant was later executed at the business location to gather evidence.  The firearm used was seized.

     No arrests have been made at this time.  The matter remains under investigation, and investigators will be conferring with the Prosecuting Attorney as the investigation continues.  The names will be released at a later date.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff