The Joplin Police Department now say a man that showed up at Freeman West Hospital early yesterday morning with a gunshot wound was shot by someone else. Lt. Matt Stewart tells News Talk KZRG police were earlier unsure whether or not 34-year-old David Erickson of Joplin had shot himself.
"The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing, and through that we've found that there was indeed another shooter involved, who shot the victim in the abdomen."
Erickson is in stable condition. Police don't know yet who pulled the trigger at 2720 South Iowa; they're asking you to call them if you know anything about what happened.