by: Scott McCaulley
One person is dead and another person sustained injuries as a result of a shooting in Branson late Saturday evening.
According to a release from the City of Branson, Police Officers responded to the 1800 block of W 76 Country Blvd. after receiving a report of two people suffering from gunshot wounds on the rear parking lot of a restaurant.
After arriving, officers found the victims with one being pronounced dead at the scene with the other being transported to a Springfield hospital for treatment of the gunshot wounds.
Branson Police is not releasing the identities of the victims pending further investigation of the incident, but officials do say in the release that robbery does not appear to be the motive and police do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.
People that may have information about this incident are encouraged to contact the Branson Police Department. Contact information is with the full press release below:
In the late evening hours of May 29th, 2021, the Branson Police Department responded to the
rear parking lot of a restaurant in the 1800 block of W 76 Country Blvd on a report of two people suffering from
gunshot wounds. Officers found the victims, quickly secured the scene and requested medical aid. One victim
was pronounced deceased at the scene while the other was taken to a hospital in Springfield.
Investigators spent the evening processing the crime scene and are in the initial stages of this case. While the
identities of the victims are known, this information will not be released until notifications are made and more
information is gathered. Robbery does not appear to be the motive at this time and police do not believe there is
an ongoing threat to the public.
The Branson Police Department encourages anyone who may have information about this case to contact us as
soon as possible. This may be done by calling the Citizen Alert to Crime Hotline (CATCH) at 417-334-1085 or
online at https://bransonmo.gov/FormCenter/Police-Forms-6/Crime-Tip-Submission-46.