BREAKING NEWS: Early morning shooting in Union City Park

UPDATED 12:07 P.M.
Union, Mo - 
Early Wednesday morning at 12:48 a.m., Union Police officers responded to the area of Union’s main park after receiving a report of shots fired.

According to Union Police Chief Norman Brune, an individual who witnessed the shooting told officers that the vehicles involved were a truck and a car that headed east on Park Street.

A few minutes later, a 911 call came in from a person who said they had crashed on Highway 50 near Highway UU, west of Union.

When Union Police officers arrived they located the victim, along with four males.

The two suspects had already fled the scene.

According to the victims, they were trying to buy marijuana; however the two suspects thought they were trying to steal the bag of marijuana, which led to the early morning shooting.

One of the suspects pulled a pistol, shooting two rounds, one shot into the air and the second toward the victim's truck.

After being shot at, the victims fled the park while being chased after by the two suspects.
The driver rammed the victim’s truck on Hwy 50, near Pecan Tree Lane into a guardrail.

A confrontation took place between both parties when the suspects fled after seeing patrol cars approaching the scene.

Chief Brune said, “We apprehended one suspect around 10:30 a.m.  The second suspect remains at large.”

No one was hit by either of the two rounds fired, however one victim sustained minor injuries after being punched during the confrontation with the suspects.

The two suspects are well known to Union Police. They are both young males from the Union area.