Police: Man Accidentally Shoots Girlfriend in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A woman is in serious condition after police say her boyfriend accidentally shot her in the stomach.

Des Moines police said it happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday at Silver Oaks Senior Living in the 900 block of Oakridge Drive.

The woman was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in serious condition. Police said she was alert and is expected to survive. Police have not yet said how the man accidentally shot his girlfriend.

Rochelle Coakley, who lives across the street at Oakridge Apartments, said she was surprised to see multiple police cars outside of the senior living home.

“It is odd and I hope everything is OK. I really do. Because stuff does happen all around us,” Coakley said. “I wanted to make sure it wasn’t anybody I know.”

Police are still investigating the shooting and have not yet released the names of those involved.


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