18-year-old woman dead after shooting in Missouri Bootheel region

Missouri

PORTAGEVILLE, MO – An 18-year-old female is dead after a shooting near the Missouri Bootheel town of Portageville. KFVS-TV reports that the shooting happened just after noon Monday.

The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a gunshot victim at a residence and found the victim. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say a person of interest was arrested and is being held. Formal charges had not been filed as of Tuesday morning.

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