The Jefferson City Police Department is investigating after a reported shooting early Friday morning around the 200 block of East McCarty Street sent one person to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
A JCPD officer heard multiple gunshots in the area of Madison and East McCarty streets at approximately 3:58 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from the department's Lt. David Williams.
Calls then started coming in about a weapons offense in the 200 block of East McCarty Street.
Officers found multiple spent shell casings in the road, consistent with witness statements.
A witness reportedly said "a small, silver four-door car was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed."
Officers searched the area and located a car matching the description and spoke with its occupants on East Dunklin Street.
Officers searched the vehicle, found "a loaded Glock 17 pistol with extended magazine," and took into custody a man who was on pre-trial release for an unrelated charge. That man was determined not to have been involved with the weapons offense but was not supposed to possess a firearm.
After that, communications was notified that another man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound had taken himself to an area hospital.
Investigators spoke with the man, who cooperated regarding his role in the shooting, but police said "it is too early to determine whether he was the intended victim."
No one was in custody as of Friday afternoon, but police said it appeared that the subjects knew each other and "this was not a random act."
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Jefferson City Police Department at 573-634-6400 or CrimeStoppers at 573-659-TIPS (573-659-8477) or jeffcitycrimestoppers.com.