Police: Man's shooting in Springfield, Mo., hospital self-inflicted
12/02/2013 12:55 PM
12/02/2013 12:56 PM
Springfield police say a preliminary investigation indicates a man apparently shot himself to death while he was hospitalized but the circumstances of his wife's shooting are still being determined.
Police say 79-year-old Booker Cox Jr. died in the shooting Saturday evening at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
His wife, 69-year-old Carolyn Cox, is still being treated Monday after the shooting. Her condition was not released. Police say in a statement that the full circumstances of her shooting are still being investigated.
Investigators say there is no evidence that anyone else was involved in the shootings.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.