Carthage police say two people have been hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a shooting incident at a home on the corner of Macon and River streets in east Carthage late Wednesday night.

Carthage police say two people have been hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a shooting incident at a home on the corner of Macon and River streets in east Carthage late Wednesday night.

Carthage Community Policing Officer Chad Dininger said a juvenile, whose name was not released, is in intensive care in a Joplin hospital, while Austin Chisholm, 21, is in stable condition after the shooting at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday at the home at 1142 S. River St.

Dininger said a person in the home called 911 and officers responded to find the two males with gunshot wounds.

Dininger said investigators were still working Tuesday afternoon to determine exactly what happened and how many suspects were involved in the incident.

“At this point we're not releasing any kind of motive because if we did it would be just speculation,” Dininger said. “Until we wrap it all together and talk to the victim some more we're holding off on the motive. I believe investigators have talked to at least one of the victims, I don't know if they've talked to both of them yet.”

Dininger said Carthage police detectives are leading the investigation with assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and from the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team.

He said detectives have not determined that drugs were involved, but the ODET investigators were called in because of their expertise in conducting investigations.

“We've got guys running everywhere,” Dininger said. “We've got our speculations as to why this happened, but sometimes the obvious might not be the answer, so I'd hate to say something and have to redact it.”