Gathering at shuttered restaurant preceded Sturgeon shooting

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a shooting last night in Sturgeon that sent one man to the hospital with critical injuries.

Investigators report they received a call around 6:30 last night to investigate a shooting at the old Heuers Country Store & Cafe.

When they arrived, they located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to a Columbia hospital where he remains in critical condition today.

One person at the scene was taken in for questioning, but deputies say he’s since been released. 

According to a statement released by the sheriff, it appears several people had gathered at the location for an arranged meeting.  At some point, the situation escalated with multiple armed subjects.