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Bailey Ketcham is on the scene of alleged shooting that took place this afternoon. The suspect, an adult male, fled, and his whereabouts are unknown.

A St. Joseph Police task force entered a home after obtaining a search warrant on the 1500 block of Felix Street and found it empty around 4 p.m. Monday. The house was the site of an alleged shooting that took place around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. The suspect, an adult male, appeared to have fled the scene, though it is not known exactly when or how.

The suspect’s whereabouts were unknown.

Police said an adult male victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. Witnesses reported seeing the shooting suspect return inside the house. The residence is believed to belong to the victim. Police concluded a search of the home and were looking for the suspect.

Police surrounded the structure and repeatedly used a loudspeaker to order the man to exit with his hands up, but he did not comply.

The names of the alleged victim and suspect are known to law enforcement, but they have not been released to the public. Police said the suspect resides at the home they searched on Felix Street.

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Bailey Ketcham can be reached

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