911 CALLS: Southside Des Moines Shooting Spree

We are getting a new glimpse at just how scary a shooting on Des Moines’ south side was last week.

Tuesday police released some of the 911 calls from witnesses.

The gunman, Steven Vogel, opened fire on December 4th just before 3:30 outside his home at 1018 Creston Avenue.

Neighbors called 911 saying Vogel was shooting at cars, homes and responding police officers.  The whole incident lasted about 20 minutes.

Listen to the 911 calls below. ***There is some graphic language used in the calls***

One neighbor said Vogel had police at his home often. Others said they’ve had problems with him in the past. When Vogel fired at officers, two officers fired back, with one bullet hitting Vogel in the head. He died at the hospital.

Police are still searching for a motive in the shooting.

4 comments

  • Harry Moyer

    What everyone needs to consider is the fact that Lincoln High School just dodged, (by pure luck), being the likely largest massacre at a school ever.
    Who really thinks that it’s pure coincidence the shooting started just as school would normally be letting the kids out? The only thing that saved many dozens of lives is that school let out early that day.
    Anyone familiar with that specific area can just imagine the MASS of bodies coming out of that Round House to the parking lot. It would have quite literally been like shooting a shotgun in a barrel of fish; you couldn’t miss. Oh… a .223 shell would easily go through one person into another.

    Hope you NRA morons are proud of yourselves.

  • Balanced Perspective

    The audio tapes are extremely disturbing. Bless all of those who had the sound mind to call in and give as much detail as possible. I have no doubt they are partially responsible that no one else, especially the police were injured or killed.

  • No More Tea Bags

    What everyone needs to consider is the fact that Lincoln High School just dodged, (by pure luck), being the likely largest massacre at a school ever.
    Who really thinks that it’s pure coincidence the shooting started just as school would normally be letting the kids out? The only thing that saved many dozens of lives is that school let out early that day.
    Anyone familiar with that specific area can just imagine the MASS of bodies coming out of that Round House to the parking lot. It would have quite literally been like shooting a shotgun in a barrel of fish; you couldn’t miss. Oh… a .223 shell would easily go through one person into another.

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