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Zachary James Zumwalt has been named as the victim of a deadly midnight shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on West Kearney Street, east of Kansas Expressway, in Springfield, Missouri.
Police found Zumwalt, 28, shot inside his car. He was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries while being transported to a hospital.
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Sergeant Ryan Russell with the Springfield Police Department said initially calls came in about a possibly intoxicated driver. “When our officers got here they were flagged down by other people in the parking lot saying there had just been a shooting,” Sgt. Russell described. Sgt. Russell said someone in a white-four door car drove south on Johnston, just west of the McDonald’s parking lot, stopped and shot the man. The suspected shooter sped off, heading south on Johnston according to Sgt. Russell. source
A motive hasn’t been released or the name of the victim. Police also can’t confirm the type of gun that was used, but know it was 45 caliber.
McDonald’s released this statement to our news team:
“Regarding the activities on Kearney overnight, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this senseless crime. The police are still investigating the scene that occurred in our lower parking lot. Our lobby and drive thru are now open. Thank you to the Springfield Police Department for their tireless efforts and immediate response to this issue.”
According to public records, Zumwalt was arrested by Springfield Police in Springfield, Missouri over the summer. He was booked on 9/18/2017 2:15 am on undisclosed charges.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.
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