One person died in an apparent homicide Sunday night near the Boone County line, according to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office. As of Monday morning, authorities were waiting to publicly release the victim's name while contacting next of kin.
According to reports, Callaway County deputies responded to the 1500 block of Old U.S. 40, west of the intersection with State Highway J and east of the Boone County Line, at 7:57 p.m. Sunday following a report that shots were fired in the area. Deputies found a deceased person in the parking lot of a business. Other potentially involved people fled the area before deputies arrived, Sheriff Clay Chism said.
An autopsy of the victim was planned; authorities are investigating the death as a homicide.
Anyone with information pertaining to the death is encouraged to contact Callaway County Crimestopper's at 573-592-2474 or electronically at callawaysheriff.org/crime-stoppers.
Correction: The investigation began Sunday night. The original version of this story contained conflicting information about the day of the incident.