Police Investigating Homicide After Des Moines Man is Shot Dead

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DES MOINES, Iowa — One man is dead after a shooting in Des Moines Friday.

Police responded to the 1700 block of 22nd Street around 2:15 p.m. to investigate a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a 41-year-old Des Moines man suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said he was transported to a local hospital and has since died.

Police also said a 39-year-old Des Moines man brought himself to a local hospital around 2:25 p.m. with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Investigators are interviewing this person and believe the two incidents are connected. He remains hospitalized.

Police conducted a K-9 track of a possible suspect. So far, no suspect has been arrested. Police are also interviewing witnesses and examining evidence.

Police are withholding the victims’ names until family can be notified.

This is Des Moines’ fifth homicide of 2019.

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