Early Morning Shooting Leaves One in Critical Condition

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AMES, Iowa  —  One man is in critical condition after an early  morning shooting on Wednesday.

Ames police say the shooting took place at 1:53 a.m. at the Grove Apartment Complex on 1419 South Grand Avenue, a building specifically reserved for students at Iowa State University.

Police say they found a man with a gunshot wound to his chest, and he was later airlifted to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Two individuals were in the apartment when officers arrived, and, according to police, initially refused to give any details as to what happened.

Police believe this incident was contained to the people living in the apartment.

“We don’t believe there’s any danger, we believe that this was a targeted act of violence, we believe people knew each other prior to this incident,” says Commander Jason Tuttle, of the Ames Police Department.

The name of the victim has not yet been released, but police say he remains in critical condition.