Phelps County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of an individual who is deceased after a shooting incident early Tuesday morning.

According to a release issued by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department investigated a shooting incident in the 10000 block of County Road 2080 on January 16, 2018 at approximately 1:15 am,.

Upon arrival, deputies reportedly discovered a male subject who had been shot. The release from the PCSD said that during the initial investigation, three people were conveyed to the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department and later interviewed by law enforcement. The coroner was reportedly contacted and the victim was pronounced deceased on scene. An autopsy will be performed on January 18, 2018. The next of kin has not been notified.

A joint investigation by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Phelps County Coroner, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol into this death is on-going.

Anyone having any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Boshoff at (573) 426-3860 or you can remain anonymous by calling the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Confidential Tip Line at (573) 426-2936.

According to the PCSD, no further information is available at this time.