DES MOINES, Iowa – A 16-year-old girl was injured in a shooting late Sunday night at a carnival in the parking lot of Southridge Mall.
Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. as the carnival was closing down.
The victim, who was shot in the shoulder, told police she didn’t know who shot her or why. Her injuries are not life-threatening.
Witnesses were able to provide a good description of the suspect to police, but he was not located. Police have not released the description of the suspect.
The shooting was believed to be linked to a large juvenile fight.
Sgt. Parizek says police have been called out to the carnival several times to respond to fights over the weekend.