JEFFERSON CITY — A 19-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection to a Wednesday shooting in Jefferson City that left four people injured.
De'Angelo Hawley, Jr., of Kansas City, was identified as a suspect and arrested on Thursday evening according to the Jefferson City Police Department.
He has been charged with four counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of weapons.
Authorities suspect there were multiple shooters who fired shots at the Linc injuring at least four people.
At 4:29 p.m., Jefferson City police received their first call reporting a shooting at The Linc, a fitness center on Lincoln University's campus that is right across the street from Jefferson City High School.
The Jefferson City Police Department said many 911 calls followed the initial report of the shooting. The 911 Communications center began receiving calls that several people and vehicles had been struck by gunfire and callers requested emergency medical services.
"Callers began giving descriptions of vehicles leaving the area amid the gunfire," the Jefferson City Police Department said.
Responding officers from both Jefferson City and Lincoln University arrived on the scene within minutes and found two victims in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers provided medical attention to the victims until emergency medical services arrived on the scene and transported both victims to a local hospital.
Lieutenant David Williams said as many as four people were injured. One person was shot in the leg and another in the abdomen.
While on the scene contacting witnesses and gathering suspect information, law enforcement received information that two more gunshot victims had self-transported to Capital Region Medical Center. Officers responded to the hospital just as the 911 Communications center began receiving calls regarding a disturbance in the emergency room area.
Three of the four victims that were initially taken to Capital Region were transported to the University Hospital in Columbia for more extensive treatment.
One of the four victims was reportedly released from the hospital on Thursday.
Williams said Friday that two victims are still in the hospital recovering from their injuries.