DES MOINES, Iowa – One person is dead and three others were injured following a shooting outside of a nightclub early Sunday morning.
Shortly before 1:45 a.m., deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department responded to Evolution Nightclub, located at 4397 NW 6th Drive, on a report of a fight outside the club. When deputies arrived, they heard gunshots coming from an area around the club and located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, Dashwan Smith, 20, of Des Moines, was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
While investigating the shooting, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office learned that three other gunshot wound victims had shown up at local hospitals. Their names and conditions are not being released.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
Sunday morning’s homicide is the third in the Des Moines-metro area in a little more than 24 hours.
At 10:30 p.m. Friday, Des Moines Police responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of 13th Street and Jefferson Avenue. When police arrived, they found the body of Jose Lopez, 28, of Des Moines. On Saturday night, police announced a 17-year-old has been arrested in the case. Josue Socop, of Des Moines, has been charged with first-degree murder.
Early Saturday morning, Waukee Police responded to the 500 block of Southeast Carefree Lane at about 1:30 a.m.. Police found Gino Risola, 41, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Risola was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. Brendan McGuinness, 42, was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with the case. He’s been charged with first-degree murder.