2 Women Injured in Shooting on Court Avenue in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Two women were hospitalized after getting shot inside a building in the Court Avenue District overnight.

Des Moines police officers on foot patrol in the area heard gunfire coming from a building at 216 Court Avenue around 1:06 a.m. Sunday. The building houses Shag’s and the District Bar and Grill. Police believe somebody standing outside on the sidewalk fired into a crowd of people standing inside the building.

When police arrived, they found two women suffering from gunshot wounds inside the building. Both women were transported to local hospitals where they remain hospitalized but are expected to survive, according to police. Police believe the two women injured were not the intended targets.

The suspect had fled the scene by the time officers arrived. Police are asking for witnesses to come forward so authorities can make an arrest. Des Moines police did interview some witnesses and are continuing to follow leads and investigate the shooting.

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