Governor Matt Blunt issued the following statement concerning the murders of two people today at the First Congregational Church in Neosho:
“This is a terrible tragedy which was made worse by the fact that it happened
in a peaceful place of faith and worship. I have directed state public safety
officials to do whatever is needed to assist local law enforcement at the crime
scene and in the investigation into the shooting.
“Melanie and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the
victims as well as the community of Neosho and everyone who is mourning this