Authorities investigate double shooting homicide in Lawrence County

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. – A double shooting investigation leads to one woman dead and a second woman in the hospital in critical condition.

(UPDATE: Victim, suspects identified in Lawrence County murder case)

Lawrence County deputies responded to shots fired around 10:00pm Sunday night.  When deputies arrived they found a female who had been shot multiple times but was still conscious. She was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition.

Deputies say the woman told them her friend had also been shot and killed at another location in Lawrence County.

Deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Dade County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol searched the area and did find a deceased female who had suffered apparent gun shot wounds.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff, three suspects had stolen one of the victim’s vehicles. The Dade County Sheriff arrested the three in question and recovered the stolen vehicle, which had been partially burned.

We’re told the victims and suspects did know each other and that there is no immediate threat to the public. Several individuals have been taken into custody in connection to this investigation. No formal charges have been filed as of yet.