As many as 20 shooting incidents in Springfield over the past two months may be related to the same “groups” of individuals, according to city police. And multiple agencies -- city, county, state and federal -- are now involved in the effort to stop the escalating violence.
Mayor Mike Houston has a pointed warning for those involved in the string of shootings and retaliations. He says those responsible will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent… including juveniles, and anyone who provides any assistance or help to the shooters.
But so far, police have still been unable to make any arrests, and are still asking for the community’s help to bring the shooters to justice.