Update 2:45 pm
DES MOINES, IOWA – Three people were injured in a shooting at Starts Right Here charter school near downtown Des Moines on Monday afternoon. Police were called to the school in an office park at 455 SW 9th just before 1:00 p.m.
Police say three people were taken from the scene – two of them in “very critical” condition and one in apparently stable condition. The injured persons were described as one adult employee and two younger victims who “may have been students”. Police have not released the names of those injured.
Two people are in custody after a canine helped lead officers to a vehicle in the 500 block Crown Colony Court at an apartment complex. Their names have not been released either.
Starts Right Here is a charter school started by metro community organizer Will Keeps. Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert is a member of the school’s board. Sergeant Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Des Moines says officers work with the school often. “It hits very close to home,” Parizek said, “We work very closely with a lot of these kids.”
This is a developing story. WHO 13 will continue to provide updates as they become available.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say three people were shot Monday afternoon at a business park south of downtown Des Moines and two people have been taken into custody in the shooting.
Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department tells WHO 13 that two of the victims are in critical condition and one is in stable condition.
Emergency crews responded to 455 SW 5th Street after a call about a shooting came in around 12:50 p.m. Multiple police and Des Moines Fire Department vehicles could be seen at the location.
WHO 13 photojournalist Travis Jungling is on the scene and said he witnessed two of the victims being removed from the building on stretchers and transported from the scene by ambulance.
Police have not released any information about the identities of suspects that were taken into custody or about a possible motive in the shooting.
Please avoid the area so first responders can focus on their work.
This is a developing situation. Check back to www.who13.com for more information as it is released.