JOPLIN, Mo. – A Missouri couple who were among victims in apparently random shootings in Joplin say they're grateful the incident didn't turn out much worse.
Don and Debbie Pugh were driving to work Saturday when a man shot at their truck, hitting Don three times.
Six people and two dogs were injured before the suspect, Tom Mourning II, was captured.
The Pughs said Monday that doctors treating Don found no permanent damage from the gunshots. But they did discover that one of his heart valves was almost completely blocked. During surgery Monday to have a stent implanted, doctors decided even that wasn't necessary. Instead, Don Pugh was being released to go home to Duquense.
Mourning is the Jasper County jail on multiple felony charges. A motive for the shootings remains unclear.