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UPDATE Nov. 19 8 a.m.

The Taney County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the shooting incident Friday night in Branson was a murder-suicide.

TSCO officials say deputies responded around 6 p.m. to a 911 call reporting shots fired at a residence on Clay St. Deputies responded along with officers from the Branson Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

A 56-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man were found dead from gunshot wounds outside of the home. 

Investigators discovered the couple had been involved in a domestic dispute, which ended with the male shooting the female and then killing himself.

Identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family.

Original story:

The Taney County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting deaths of two people at a home at Clay Street and Rinehart Road.

Taney County Sheriff Brad Daniels said two people were found dead when deputies arrived on scene shortly after receiving a call of shots fired around 6 p.m.

The Branson Unit of the Boys and Girls Club locked down their facility after being alerted of the shooting call by the Taney County Ambulance District. According to a Facebook posting, parents were also allowed to shelter inside the facility. The lockdown lasted approximately 20 minutes before an all clear call from law enforcement.

Sheriff Daniels said he could not release more information while deputies are investigating at the scene.

(2) comments

Bill Stephenson

I see this same type of headline everyday on the news. Especially saddening to see it here though.

12,520 murdered with guns last year, 13,620 in murdered 2020. Both those years murders by guns were higher than the previous 14 years.

Robert Lewis

Motor vehicle deaths in 2021 were 42,915. So, considering what you are inferring by quoting those figures, maybe if we get rid of all the cars no one will be able to drive to the ammunition store to get ammo, and that will stop all the murders committed with guns? Of course it was the gun's fault! Of course it was the motor vehicle's fault! Yeah, that's it. But I agree with your first paragraph: "I see this same type of headline every day on the news. Especially saddening to see it here though."

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