A suspect is in custody believed to have murdered two people at a Lake Ozark campground early Wednesday morning, the Lake Sun has confirmed.

Probable Cause Statement Released 

More details about the fatal shooting that occurred yesterday at a Lake Ozark campground have been released through a probable cause statement in Miller County Associate Court. 

The suspect charged with two counts of first degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing two residents was reportedly evicted by the victims, who managed the park on behalf of the owner. Gary Sweet was later charged with simple assault for the incident in October of 2017, according to Lake Ozark Police Department records.

According to a press release from Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Ben Winfrey at approximately 10 a.m. on November 8, 2017, Sweet faces five additional charges which includes four counts of armed criminal action and first degree assault. 

"Specifically, Sweet is charged with First Degree Murder for 'knowingly causing the death' of two Lake Ozark residents with 'deliberation' by shooting them with a gun," the release stated. 

Two park residents called the police to report gun shots were fired into their RV around midnight on November 7, 2017. One of the residents was struck by projectiles and transported to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment of his injuries. They told police they were familiar with Sweet as a prior tenant. 

Investigators found the deceased individuals lying in bed with apparent gunshot wounds, according to the court document. They were found in a two-story structure that contained the business office and also living quarters. 

Law enforcement visited Sweet at his Phelps County resident at which time he told investigators he was home during the reported shootings, according to the report. However, one of the officers touched the hood of Sweet's truck and indicated it was warm to the touch. 

Sweet's cellphone allegedly pinged a Lake Ozark cellular tower at the time of the shooting, the document states, and he was placed under 24-hour investigative hold. 

A search of the crime scene located spent 16-gauge shotgun shells and a search warrant was executed at Sweet's Phelps County residence where a 16-gauge shotgun along with shells were found, reportedly the same as the ones uncovered in Lake Ozark, according to the document. 

Video survaillence of the campground showed a white male in a green zip-up hoodie exit the living quarters and office and walking around the park before firing into the side of an RV. 

UPDATE: 11:30 p.m., November 7, 2017 

A suspect is in custody believed to have murdered two people at a Lake Ozark campground early Wednesday morning, the Lake Sun has confirmed.

The identities of the victims have not been released at this time. The Lake Sun could not confirm whether any other injuries occurred. 

Gary Sweet, 58, of Rolla, was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a shooting at Riverview Campground. No bond was issued. 

Sweet has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action. Judge Kaltenbronn, an Associate Judge in the 26th Circuit, signed off on an arrest warrant at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday night. 

The suspect was in custody in Phelps County before being transferred to Miller County. 

More details to come. 

Initial Report:

Law enforcement officials continue to investigate a reported shooting at the Riverview RV Campground below the Osage River Bridge in Lake Ozark early Wednesday morning.

There is no official word as to injuries, deaths or possible suspects released at this time.

According to a press release issued about 3:30 p.m. on November 8, 2017, by the Lake Ozark Police Department and Miller County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, the LOPD was dispatched to the campground on Wood River Road shortly after midnight to a 911 call pertaining to a reported shooting.

The Mid-Missouri Crimes Unit and Lake Area Major Case Squad were activated as a large law enforcement presence could be seen for most of the day as the investigation continued into Wednesday night.

The LOPD has no reason to believe the community is at risk from the events based on what is known now. The LOPD takes the safety of its residents seriously and will provide additional information as it becomes available and circumstances allow.

The area of the campground has been cordoned off and investigators can be seen processing the area.