2 Students Are Fatally Shot at Youth Program in Des Moines
The authorities said the attack, at an educational mentorship program, was targeted. A staff member was also injured.
Two students were killed and an adult staff member was injured in a shooting on Monday at an educational mentorship program in Des Moines in what the authorities described as a targeted attack.
Police officers and firefighters responded to a report of a shooting at Starts Right Here, a program for at-risk students that operates out of a unit in a business park in downtown Des Moines, just before 1 p.m. and found two injured students and an injured staff member, the police said in a statement.
The two students were pronounced dead at a hospital, Sgt. Paul Parizek of the Des Moines Police Department said at a news conference. The injured staff member was in serious condition and was expected to undergo surgery on Monday afternoon, he said.
About 20 minutes after the shooting, the police took three people into custody after making a traffic stop, Sergeant Parizek said. A motive for the shooting was not immediately clear, he said.
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