Hannibal police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a Kansas City man on Monday night.
The Hannibal Police Department says it is looking Martez D. Peete, 25, of Hannibal, wanted in connection with the shooting of a 38-year-old Kansas City man. Based upon investigation, the incident appears to be isolated between the two men.
Officers responded to the 400 block of North Arch Street in Hannibal at 6:55 p.m. Monday, where they say the victim was struck twice. He was then driven to Canton by a friend, where he was found by Canton officers at an apartment in the 600 block of South 4th Street just before 8:30 p.m.
The victim was taken to Blessing Hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Peete remains at large and may be armed with a handgun, officers say.
One Canton area residents says he is not surprised this happened in his block, because there has been trouble in the area before. But another neighbor says she can't believe something like this happened so close to her home.
"It's still shocking because you just don't realize, you take a small community like this and all of a sudden you get off work and it is just hopping with authorities, a man hunt and an ambulance going by," Brenda Allen, a Canton resident, said.
"It's just strange. It shouldn't happen here in town and our authorities are good about protecting the residents and keeping a watchful eye. Especially on this street. "
According to court records, Peete plead guilty to drug and weapons charges in 2007 and was sentenced to 8.3 years in prison.
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