Des Moines teen shot in the head dies

Published: Oct. 29, 2016 at 8:02 PM CDT
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A 14-year-old boy shot earlier this week while riding in a car in downtown Des Moines has died.

A woman speaking for Yore Thour Jieng's family says the teen died Saturday at Blank Children's Hospital. The woman, Jamie Buelt, said Saturday that funeral arrangements were pending.

Police have said Yore was in a car being driven by a relative when he suffered a gunshot wound Monday evening.

Police said two bullets also hit the windows of a nearby bank. Investigators have said they don't know if the shooting was random, but there was no evidence the victim provoked the shooting.

Yore was a freshman at Roosevelt High School. His parents are refugees from Sudan, and they moved to Des Moines in 2002, shortly before he was born.