(UPDATE: 02/02/17 2:10 p.m.)- According to the Moberly Police Department, the victim in the Moberly homicide investigation is identified as Christopher Shawn James, 54, of Moberly, Mo.

No further information is available at this time. 



MOBERLY, Mo.- The Moberly Police Department has issued a release indicating a homicide investigation is underway following reports of shots fired around midnight.

Around 12:15 this morning, officials responded to the 100 block of S. Williams Street. Upon arrival, officers located a 54-year-old white male with a possible gunshot wound. The victim was later pronounced dead at Moberly Regional Medical Center.

The Randolph County Cororner ruled the death a homicide and requested an autopsy.

According to reports, persons of interest are being interviewed at the Moberly Police Department and the investigation is on-going. The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.