Two Shot at Sparta Demolition Derby

SPARTA — Two people were reportedly shot Friday night after an altercation at a demolition derby in Sparta.

Sparta Police report that non-Sparta residents started to fight after the Sparta Carnival In The Park demo derby. One individual pulled a gun and shot the other in the abdomen. The shooter also shot himself in the hand.

The man shot in the abdomen was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital. He was treated and later released.

Two suspects were arrested. The shooter charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and a family member was also charged with obstruction of justice and possession of a firearm without a FOID card.