A Des Moines County child is in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound.
The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews were called to the 7600 block 260th Street in a rural area of northern Des Moines County Tuesday around 5:10 p.m.
When deputies arrived they found a 12-year-old had a gunshot wound. The child was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals.
Investigators are looking into how the child was shot. They are expected to release more information about the incident sometime Wednesday.