1 dead, 2 in critical condition in shooting outside Des Moines High School

Published: Mar. 7, 2022 at 3:32 PM CST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - Des Moines police have confirmed that there has been a shooting outside of East High School Monday afternoon.

Police are at the scene and said there are “multiple shooting victims outside of the school.”

Police said they do not believe there is a continued threat to the public. Streets around the school have been shut down.

The shooting happened outside of the school but on school grounds just before 3 pm.

Three teens were in critical condition, according to police due to gunshot wounds. However, a recent press release by Des Moines Police indicates that one of the teenage victims has died. Police say that the ongoing investigation indicates that the gunfire occurred from a passing vehicle.

UPDATE: Reports indicate that a 15-year old boy that was shot just outside East High School was the victim that died. Two girls, ages 16 & 18 are in critical condition. Des Moines Fire took the victims to separate hospitals.

The 15-year-old boy was not an East High School student. Both the 16 and 18-year-old girls are East High School students.

Police also say suspects have reportedly been detained in the case.

This is breaking news. We will update as we receive more information.

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