Police Identify Des Moines 17-Year-Old Killed in East Side Shooting

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say a Des Moines 17-year-old was the victim of a deadly shooting Sunday night on the city’s east side.

Donzell Martin has been identified as the victim in the shooting.

Officers responded to the 1700 block of E. 12th Street around 8:39 p.m. after receiving multiple calls from people who said they heard gunfire.

Just a few minutes later, police were called to Mercy Hospital after someone brought in Martin, who was suffering injuries from a shooting.

Police believe Martin was shot in the 1700 block of E. 12th Street, where they initially received the reports of gunfire. They also say evidence indicates he was targeted.

Investigators are continuing to interview witnesses but have not released whether they have identified a suspect in the shooting.

This is the fourth homicide of 2019 in Des Moines.


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