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Two arrests made after Jefferson City shooting

UPDATE: Jefferson City Police arrested two people in connection to a late Saturday afternoon shooting on Monroe Street.

Detectives arrested 18-year-old Jordan Willis and 17-year-old Corey Cotton.

Willis and Cotton were arrested for Assault in the 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful use of a Weapon.

Both are currently held in the Cole County Jail pending charges.

Also during the investigation, police discovered a third victim who sustained also sustained non-life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound.

Police said a Jefferson City juvenile male was detained and held on suspicion of involvement with the shooting as well.

One handgun was recovered, and based on physical evidence is believed to have been used by one of the suspects during the shooting.

Original Story:

Jefferson City Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the 800 block of Monroe Street late Saturday afternoon.

Capt. Doug Shoemaker said two people were hit by the gunfire, but their injuries were non-life threatening.

According Shoemaker, JCPD 911 Center received calls about a disturbance in the area. Then more calls came in about a shots fired.

Witnesses said they saw a group of people get into a fistfight in an apartment complex parking lot on Monroe Street. They had been fighting for a few seconds when someone pulled out a gun and started firing shots.

The group scattered and police arrived at about that same time. They were able to locate two people with gunshot wounds who were running away from the scene.

They are in the hospital recovering from injuries.

Police blocked off part of the apartment complex because they had information that a suspect could be in the building.

Witnesses said the man who shot the gun went back into an apartment and changed clothes before he ran away.

Shoemaker said because there were plenty of witnesses to the incident, they have already gotten a lot of information.

Now he said they’re trying to corroborate those stories to put together what happened.

They also have picked up “persons of interest” who they are questioning, but there are no suspects and no one has been arrested at this time.

Police left the area around 9 p.m. Shoemaker said they were following up on leads in the investigation overnight.

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Detectives or call CrimeStoppers at 659-TIPS.

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