Joplin Police Investigating Shooting

A Joplin man showed up at Freeman Hospital West just before 2 this morning with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Lt. Matt Stewart of the Joplin Police Department tells News Talk KZRG it happened at the victim's home in the 2700 block of South Iowa, but it's not clear yet just who pulled the trigger.

"At this point it's unknown whether this is a self-inflicted wound or he was shot by someone else. The victim's not being very forthcoming."

Stewart adds that the victim's girlfriend dropped him off at the hospital; police have been in contact with her, but they're still looking for info from anyone who may know what happened.

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