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Police: 33-year-old woman Des Moines' 8th homicide of 2020

Emergency responders on the scene of a shooting in Des Moines on Friday, April 3, 2020 (KCCI)
Emergency responders on the scene of a shooting in Des Moines on Friday, April 3, 2020 (KCCI)(KCRG)
Published: Apr. 4, 2020 at 11:39 AM CDT
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Police say a 33-year-old woman is Des Moines' latest homicide victim.

Police say officers were called Friday afternoon to an area just blocks southwest of the Drake University campus for reports of a shooting. Arriving officers found the woman unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound.

The woman, later identified as 33-year-old Catherine Bobbitt, of Des Moines, was taken to an area hospital, where she died.

Police say witnesses had been interviewed and investigators were following up on leads, but no arrests had been reported by Saturday morning.

Police say Bobbitt's death is the city's eighth for 2020.

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