Chaviz Nguyen of Springfield, MO killed after shooting in Downtown Springfield

Chaviz Nguyen
Chaviz Nguyen was killed in downtown Springfield shooting


In a heart-wrenching turn of events, the Downtown Springfield community finds itself in mourning as it remembers the life of a young and promising member, Chaviz Nguyen. As the Police Department investigates this tragic event, our thoughts are with Nguyen’s family. Here’s what we know about the shooting.

Downtown Springfield shooting:

Chaviz Nguyen from Springfield, Missouri passed away unexpectedly in a downtown Springfield shooting.

It was reported that, after being shot in downtown Springfield on Tuesday night, one person died and another was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Around 8:20 p.m., the shots were fired close to the former Hollywood Theater, at the intersection of College St. and Grant Ave. According to the police, the two victims were inside another vehicle when shots were fired from one vehicle.

Who is the suspect?

Two victims, according to the police, had extremely serious injuries. Both were taken by emergency personnel to the hospital, where one of them passed away. Police are unsure of the identity of the alleged shooter.

Law enforcement has been called to a multi-block incident. The area between Campbell Avenue and Grant Avenue on College Street is closed to traffic.

Police investigation:

College Street was blocked by police between Grant and Campbell so they could speak with witnesses and find evidence. There is a large Springfield police presence near Park Central Square.

There are more police cars at Grant and Walnut and several emergency vehicles at the intersection of Campbell and College. If you have any information about the incident, call to the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or online at

Tributes to Chaviz Nguyen:

Robin Daboss Memphis posted,

Plz everyone say a big prayer for my ppls we gone miss u lots Chaviz Nguyen rest well babyboy this don’t seem real man fu*k man n plz say a prayer for his bm she Also got shot n is n the hospital y’all just plz say a bigggg prayer for his family ..

Jessica Parker wrote,

My nephew straight gone Chaviz Nguyen I gone miss you get your rest baby I’m lost for words

Natasha Rivera wrote,

My heart is so heavy tonight !! He was just about to meet his new baby he was enjoying his family and his women!!! The city mourns tonight someone please make sure Damarcus Mason is ok!! And please keep Vicki Mason & Tameka Mason the family in prayers!!! May you rest in the Shadow of the Almighty Chaviz Nguyen

luckytime wrote,

We will be closed today 11-15-2023 for a lost of our oldest son (chaviz Nguyen )from last night
at downtown shooting.
Our hearts is broken but the memories we have with you will last forever. R I P son

Jawuan Hopkins wrote,

My condolences brother this sad I’m sorry wish I could’ve been there homie this shit sad


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