SIKESTON -- A dispute is believed to have triggered the shooting of a Sikeston man early Saturday and officials say it's possibly connected to a shooting that occurred in Charleston around the same time.
At 2:26 a.m., Trevor Neal, was allegedly shot during a noisy controversy with several other males at Dixie and Osage streets in Sikeston, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden.
At press time, Neal, who is in his mid-20s, was alive but in serious condition. The Major Case Squad and Sikeston DPS detectives are investigating the case, Juden said.
Sikeston DPS stumbled across the shooting after being called to provide extra security at Missouri Delta Medical Center following the shooting of at least five people in Charleston early Saturday, Juden explained.
"Our victim was brought into the hospital while we were there so we assumed he was from the Charleston shooting. It wasn't until later we discovered his shooting took place in Sikeston," Juden said, adding that the two shootings could still be related.
Although details were not available at press time about the Charleston shooting, it is believed to have taken place after a dispute occurred between two factions who were in the same club.
At press time, Charleston Department of Public Safety couldn't release specific information, but an official said no one was killed and the victims remain in serious condition.
Another unrelated shooting was reported in Sikeston earlier Saturday, but law enforcement officials said it's still be investigated by authorities and may be accidental.