Springfield, Mo. – On July 5, 2024, at 3:12 a.m., Springfield police officers responded to the report of two people shot at 1634 W. Chestnut St.

Officers located Jack Osborn, 46, with a gunshot wound at the residence.  Osborn died on scene. The second victim, Melissa Evans, 44, also had gunshot wounds. Evans was transported to a local hospital where she later died. The families of Osborn and Evans have been notified.

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There is no suspect information at this time.

Detectives continue to investigate and ask anyone with additional information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or online at

This is Springfield's fifth homicide investigation in 2024, which includes the sixth and seventh victims for the year.

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Case number: 24-19757

Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
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Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch

Filed Under: Government, City

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