Victim in Critical Condition After Shooting at Val Air Ballroom

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Minnesota man was shot outside the Val Air Ballroom early Monday morning as people were leaving a concert.

Police were already at the venue directing traffic, when they heard a gunshot before 2 a.m.

“The officers on scene heard a gunshot and responded to the direction of the gunshot and ended up finding a male with a gunshot wound,” says Sgt. Brent Kock.

Officers found 24-year-old Daroyce Mills, of Minnesota, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. He is listed in critical condition at a Des Moines hospital.

Investigators found only one shell casing near the victim.

About 200 people were in the parking lot at the time and officers are talking with witnesses. So far they do not have any suspects in the case.

A $1,000 reward is being offered by Polk County Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest. If you have a tip in the case you can call 515-223-1400.