ELLINGTON, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a second person has succumbed to injuries sustained in a shooting incident which occurred on October 18, 2017, at a residence west of Ellington, Missouri, in Reynolds County. During the initial assault, three people were shot. Janet L. Nance, 72, died later that same day at a Saint Louis Hospital.
On October 21, 2017, a second person died as a result of injuries sustained in the incident. He has been identified as James R. Nance, 86, of Ellington. He was the husband of Janet Nance. The remaining victim, a 73-year-old female, is recovering from wounds sustained in the incident. The investigation continues and is being handled by investigators with the Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and members of the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department.
Suspects in the case are still being sought.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department at 573-648-2491, or the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G Headquarters at 417-469-3121.