2 injured in 2 shootings in Sikeston

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SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – Two people are injured after two shootings in the 100 block of Ruth Street in Sikeston early Wednesday morning.

Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to 100 block of Ruth in Sikeston for reports of gunfire around midnight on Nov. 2.

While officers were on scene investigating, they learned a man had arrived at Missouri Delta ER with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

The man reported being shot near Ruth Street.

About 30 minutes later officers received a second call of a 12-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the leg. This was also in the 100 block of Ruth.

The boy told officers he was asleep inside his home when he was struck in the leg by gunfire.

The boy was flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment.

Both gunshot victims are expected to recover.

No word on anyone arrested.

Sikeston DPS investigators responded to the scene and collected several items of evidence related to these two shootings. The shootings remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sikeston DPS crime tip line at (573)475-3774 or the main non-emergency number at (573)471-4711.

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