Eldon police and Miller County deputies were looking for a gunman considered dangerous and suicidal Tuesday night.
A police news release stated only that officers had been called to reports of a man shot in the leg at 7:58 p.m.
No location was given, but the release stated that officers found no victim, just a shot into the ground.
Sources told ABC 17 News 32-year-old Alex Whitton fired two shots around 8 p.m. Tuesday, narrowly missing a two-year-old.
Whitton is considered dangerous and possibly suicidal.
Police were searching a wooded area near Eldon, looking for Whitton. He may have been driving a black Chevy truck.
Stay with ABC 17 News and abc17news.com for updates.