One Dead After Shooting on North Side of Des Moines


The scene of a Des Moines shooting (WHO-HD)

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DES MOINES, Iowa  --  Police are currently investigating a shooting in Des Moines.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of Oakland Avenue. Officials say several shots were fired during a drive-by shooting.

One male victim suffered at least one gunshot wound, and officials confirm he has now died. There was another female with the victim at the time of the shooting, but she was not injured.

Two suspects have been taken into custody after they fled the scene. This resulted in a short car chase that ended when the vehicle crashed in the 4100 block of 7th Place. They then ran from the vehicle, but were taken into custody shortly after. Police say one firearm was recovered near the area where the vehicle crashed. No charges have yet been filed.

Officials are still investigating the shooting and say witnesses have been very cooperative.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

Updates will be provided as they are made available. This is the 19th homicide in Des Moines this year.


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