The Latest: Joplin authorities identify 5 wounded

The Latest on the shooting in Joplin, Missouri, that injured five people (all times local):

1:35 p.m.

Joplin authorities have identified five people wounded in apparently random shootings as they sat in their vehicles.

Police said in a statement that Kenneth Eby; his wife, Vicki Eby; and Heidi Gustin of Joplin's Immanuel Lutheran Church were sitting in a church van at a traffic light when they were shot Saturday.

They were headed to St. Louis for a meeting about the church's Comfort Dog ministry. Two dogs were also wounded.

The Joplin Globe reports ( ) Kenneth Eby is in critical but stable condition. Vicki Eby sustained minor injuries. Gustin has injuries considered serious but not life-threatening.

Two other victims shot separately in their pickup, are identified as Donal Pugh, who's in serious but stable condition, and Debbie Pugh, who sustained minor injuries.

A 26-year-old suspect is in custody.


12 p.m.

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


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe,