Springfield police are asking for information about a fatal shooting that happened over the weekend in northeast Springfield.

According to a news release, police were dispatched to 2420 E. Commercial St. around 9 a.m. Saturday morning to investigate a shooting.

When officers arrived, they located two males who had suffered gunshot wounds. One male was pronounced deceased on scene. The second male was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later released. 

The deceased male was identified as Johnny Hipol, 30, from Springfield. His family has been notified, the release said.

During the investigation, the Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified a suspect in this case, but the suspect has not been located at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).

This incident marks the fourth homicide for 2022.

Jackie Rehwald

Jackie Rehwald is a reporter at the Springfield Daily Citizen. She covers housing, homelessness, domestic violence and early childhood, among other public affairs issues. Her office line is 417-837-3659. More by Jackie Rehwald