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Sheriff’s Office gets ‘little cooperation’ in Boone County house party shooting investigation, asks public for help

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday asked residents on its social media to provide any information they may have about an early June shooting that left two teenagers dead and injured four more.

The shooting occurred early June 4 at a party in a vacant home in the 2600 block of Oakbrook Drive. The Sheriff’s Office wrote on Wednesday that it’s getting little cooperation from those who may have been at the house. Wednesday's post was the Office's first public update since the weekend of the shooting.

“Our investigators have been diligently working this investigation with little cooperation. Simply put, those with information about this investigation are providing little to no information,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook. “This is frustrating considering it is believed there were dozens of people present at the party prior to and during the shooting. Most investigations rely heavily on eyewitness accounts/statements and unfortunately in this case such witnesses are not identifying themselves as such and/or providing detailed statements.”

Two teens, 16 and 17 years old were shot and killed. Their names have not been released. Four teens between the ages of 16 and 19 years old were also shot. Deputies previously said their injuries were not life-threatening.

The Sheriff's Office previously said an argument between two groups led to the shooting.

"We are asking for the public’s help. If you know something about this incident/investigation, please come forward to provide information. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477)," Wednesday's post read. "CrimeStoppers is currently offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the shooter(s). If you know someone who was present at the party prior to the shooting or when the shooting actually occurred, or if you know someone who has information about this shooting, please encourage them to provide the information directly to our investigators or to CrimeStoppers."

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