Police Seek Suspect In Farmington Flea Market Shooting

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FARMINGTON, MO (KTVI) –  Police are looking for one suspect and have questioned another in connection to a shooting at a Farmington Flea market.  According to the St. Francois Police department two men were taken into custody shortly after the incident on Tuesday.

A 37 year-old Farmington man was questioned and released by police. A 59-year-old Farmington resident is still being sought in connection with the incident.

A fight broke out just before 3pm on Tuesday at a flea market on State Route 221. Police say the fight ended with a 39 year-old Farmington resident shot in the upper back with a shotgun.  They say that the wound is not life threatening.  The victim drove himself to the Convenience Barn, just down the street, to call for help.

The  victim of the shooting has been treated and released from a St. Louis hospital and is expected to recover.

Mark L. Martin, 51 was also arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant from St. Louis County.  The warrant was for possession of a controlled substance. Martin has since posted bond on the charge and released.

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