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Authorities investigating deadly shooting on Mississippi River bridge

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Authorities investigating deadly shooting on Mississippi River bridge (Source - KFVS)

October 7, 2018 at 2:30 PM CDT

Updated October 8 at 10:20 AM

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (Heartland News at 9) - Local authorities are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Sunday, Oct. 7.

According to Cape Girardeau County Deputy Coroner David Taylor, the coroner’s office is assisting with an investigation of an incident that first started in Missouri.

Taylor said the shooting then took place on the Illinois side of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. Afterwards, it led authorities to the Missouri side again.

Illinois State Police Zone 7 is also assisting in the investigation.

Cape Girardeau County Chief Deputy Coroner Dennis Turner says an autopsy is taking place in Farmington, Mo. at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time. Authorities are in the process of notifying family.

The investigation is ongoing. We will update this story when more information becomes available.