UPDATE 1:54 PM – Ames Police report they’ve executed two search warrants in response to the shooting and have arrested one person on an outstanding warrant from another investigation. Wunnie Conteh, 18, was arrested at 108 Jewel Drive on a warrant for displaying a dangerous weapon from an incident that happened on May 20th. He has not been charged in relation to the Monday morning shooting on South 17th Street at this time.


AMES, Iowa — Ames Police are investigating an early morning shooting that sent one person to the hospital on Monday. Police were called to Mary Greeley Hospital at 12:45 a.m. after a gunshot victim arrived. Police say the person was shot minutes earlier in the 600 block of South 17th Street.

The victim’s name and condition are not being released at this time. Police say there is no ongoing threat to the public connected to this shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting as asked to contact Ames Police in one of the following ways:

  • Call Ames PD – 515-239-5133
  • Anonymous tipline – 515-223-1400
  • Online tips – www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com
  • Text PCCS + your message to 274637 (CRIMES)