An 18-year-old female is dead after a shooting near the Missouri Bootheel town of Portageville.

PORTAGEVILLE — An 18-year-old female is dead after a shooting near the Missouri Bootheel town of Portageville.

KFVS-TV reports that the shooting happened just after noon Monday. The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department received a call about a gunshot victim at a residence and found the victim. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say a person of interest was arrested and is being held. Formal charges had not been filed as of Tuesday morning.