5 wounded in Joplin shootings; police say apparently random

Joplin police say a man has been arrested after five people were injured in two apparently random roadway shootings.

The Joplin Globe reports that police have arrested a 26-year-old man suspected in the early Saturday shootings.

Police said there's no apparent motive for the shooting.

Officers were called to a duplex early Saturday and found no victims.

Police tried to stop a vehicle, the driver of which fired shots at a church van that was stopped at a traffic light. Three adults in the van were injured, and two are hospitalized with injuries that are not life-threatening.

The suspect is also accused of shooting at a pickup truck and injuring two adults. The driver is hospitalized, the passenger was released.

Police say the suspect is being held pending formal charges.

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