Gun shot wound investigation

The St. Joseph Fire Department cleans up the scene of an incident at City Star gas station. A male was found with a gunshot wound to his leg. 

Emergency personnel responded Thursday morning to reports of a gunshot victim at City Star gas station on the corner of Frederick Avenue and 22nd Street.

When officers arrived, they found a male with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transferred to Mosaic Life Care.

According to the St. Joseph Police Department, a call concerning a man with a gunshot wound came in around 10:30 a.m.

The victim, already wounded, exited a vehicle after pulling into the gas station. It is unclear when and where the victim was shot.

Other occupants of the car then fled the scene. The detective on scene told News-Press NOW the vehicle in question was found by Missouri State Highway Patrol near Tracy, Missouri. The vehicle had crashed and the occupants fled. As of Thursday evening, three people were arrested in Platte County.

The investigation is ongoing.

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