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Cape Girardeau Missouri Shooting: 5 Facts You Need to Know

There are two people dead at a home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri after shots were fired early Thursday morning, reports KFVS 12.

This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.

Here’s what we know so far…

1. A Mother and Son Are Confirmed Dead

The shooting occurred Thursday morning, local police received the call that shots were fired in the home at 1220 West Cape Rock Drive, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


2. There Are “Multiple Fatalties”

Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton has confirmed there are “multiple fatalities” at the home. Police have only confirmed one death so far according KFVS 12.

Cape Girardeau police spokesman Darin Hickey told the Southeast Missourian:

There has been a fatality, there has been a fatality. I’m not going to confirm how many. We’re still literally at the beginning stages of the investigation.

Hickey later told reporters:

About 8 o’clock this morning we received a call there was a person down, officers and medical personnel arrived on scene. At this point we are investigating a shooting where we do have multiple victims. We are trying to determine what the actual occurrences were-to what happened. We don’t know who all is involved yet, and we are trying to determine that at this point.

There is no active threat to residents in the area.

According to WPSD.com:

Sgt. Jason Selzer says the department is in the early stages of its investigation.


3. The Address is Listed to a Drug Company

A Google search of the address 1220 West Cape Rock Drive in Cape Girardeau returns a listing for Missouri Pharmex LLC, a Drug Wholesale & Distribution company. The company is listed George Joseph. An online profile of the company reads:

Missourri Pharmex LLC is predominantly engaged in Whol & Dist Pharmaceutical & Sundries. Missourri Pharmex LLC operates in Cape Girardeau Missouri. This company is involved in Whol & Dist Pharmaceutical & Sundries as well as other possible related aspects and functions of Whol & Dist Pharmaceutical & Sundries. In Cape Girardeau Missourri Pharmex LLC maintains its local business operations and may well execute other local business operations outside of Cape Girardeau in additional operations related to Whol & Dist Pharmaceutical & Sundries.

Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee


4. Cape Girardeau is a College Town

Cape Girardeau Missouri Shooting, Multiple Fatalities.

Cape Girardeau is located along the Mississippi river, 115 miles south east of St. Louis, Missouri, and is the home of South East Missouri State University. It’s also the birthplace of controversial radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, a tour of Rush’s former haunts is offered in the city.


5. Cape Girardeau’s SWAT Team Are Renowned

Cape Girardeau Missouri Shooting, Multiple Fatalities.

Photo via City of Girardeau blog

The City of Cape Giradeau blog reports that earlier this month:

The Special Response Team Round-Up was a competitive training opportunity for Missouri Special Response Teams held in May 2013. The Cape Girardeau Police Department took second place.

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