Two people were shot in the head within an hour of each other Thursday night in unrelated incidents, Springfield police said.
The two victims were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The victim’s name has not been released, but a 28-year-old woman was charged Friday in connection with one of the shootings.
Springfield police first responded to a report of a shooting in the 800 block of North Concord Avenue around 9:15 p.m., and several police vehicles were called to the scene. The man was found with a gunshot wound to his head and is reportedly in critical condition, police said. No other details were released and no arrests were made.
About 30 minutes later, SPD responded to another shooting in north Springfield, outside the Casey’s General Store at 2805 North Kansas Highway. Police found a woman who appeared to have been shot by an acquaintance, with a gunshot wound to her head. Police say the victim is in serious but stable condition.
Police arrested Hannah L. Norskog on suspicion of involvement in the Casey shooting about two hours after the shooting on Highway 160 in Nixa. She was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action and is being held in the Greene County Jail.
Both shootings remain under investigation.
What happened at Casey’s house?
Police said Nordskog, 28, who has a child with the shooting victim’s boyfriend, got into a physical confrontation with the victim outside a gas station and convenience store.
Police said the two women, who reportedly arrived in separate cars, got into a physical scuffle before Nordskog pulled out a gun and shot the other woman in the head, before “calmly walking away and… ) and drove off.”
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Officers who reviewed Casey’s surveillance video said the suspect first approached the victim’s car and reached the victim’s interior before the victim’s door opened and he was pulled outside.
“An item fell from (the victim’s) property and was kicked by Nordskog. Nordskog then grabbed (the victim’s) right arm and continued to restrain the person,” according to the police report. “(The victim) appears to be trying to shake off Nordskog’s hands and retrieve items that Nordskog had kicked. As (the victim) walks away from Nordskog, Nordskog brandishes his handgun and begins to attack (the victim). I shot myself in the head.”
Police later found Nordskog and pulled him over in Nixa, where they say he was suspected of having a 9 mm handgun and several rounds of ammunition in his vehicle.