One Person Injured in Shooting Near Plaza Lanes

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a shooting on the city’s north side Wednesday morning and believe it is gang-related.

A 17-year-old male was hurt in the shooting but police say his injuries don’t appear to be serious.

The shooting happened between 1:20 a.m. and 2:20 a.m. in the 2700 block of Douglas in the parking lot of Plaza Lanes.

Police were in the area breaking up a loud party at 3507 27th Street which several known members of the Heavy Hittas gang were attending. Many of those at the party went to the Plaza Lanes parking lot after the police arrived.

Officers heard shots coming from the parking lot and investigators found eight shell casings.

Police say a victim of the shooting later showed up at Broadlawns Medical Center.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.