Police: Man Shot in Car In Front of Woman and Two Young Children, Later Died

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a man was shot as he sat in a vehicle with a woman and two children on the city’s east side Sunday afternoon. The man later died in the hospital.

A police department news release said that officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1200 block of East 13th Street shortly after 1:15 p.m.  Police found the wounded man, who they say was still alive at the time. The release doesn’t provide the name of the man but said that he was 28-years-old. The woman in the vehicle was 25 and the children are both under the age of ten.

Officers, aided by K-9 units, searched the neighborhood but police have not released any information about a suspect.

The homicide was the city’s ninth in 2018.

An update is scheduled for Monday at 10:30 a.m.

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