Des Moines Police Confirm: 5 Injured in Separate Sunday Shootings


DES MOINES, Iowa — Five people were injured in three shooting incidents on Sunday, according to Des Moines police in a press statement and X.

Police arrived at East Ovid Avenue around 12:43 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a shooting.

When cops arrived, they discovered a 36-year-old guy with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is still in bad condition. Witnesses at the site told police that an argument had occurred between two people before the shooting.

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Less than an hour later, cops arrived at Ashworth Park at 1:31 a.m. to investigate allegations of another gunfire. Police discovered a 34-year-old lady with a gunshot wound in the park’s parking lot. First responders performed life-saving procedures on the site before taking her to a nearby hospital. The woman remains in critical condition.

Shortly after the initial calls, two 19-year-old men with gunshot wounds arrived at a nearby hospital via private vehicle. Both males were seriously ill when they arrived at the hospital.

According to a news release, witnesses on the scene of the second gunshot told police that it happened “during a large gathering of people in the parking lot”.

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Police have not said whether the shootings were connected.

Later Sunday afternoon, Des Moines police and firefighters responded to another shooting, according to X.

Police say they found a man with slight head injuries near MLK Jr. Parkway and an apartment building. However, Des Moines police did not say whether that individual’s injury was related to the gunfire.

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