Des Moines school shooting – live: Two students dead and teacher injured at Iowa non-profit

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A shooting at a Des Moines, Iowa, non-profit organisation for urban youth has left two students dead and a teacher injured, according to police.

The shooting took place at a programme called Starts Right Here, which is affiliated with the Des Moines school district, the Associated Press reported. The programme is held at a business park in the city.

Police said “multiple suspects” were taken into custody about 20 minutes after the incident.

Three people were stopped in a vehicle and one attempted to run but was apprehended.

Sergeant Paul Parizek of the Des Moines Police Department said that the shooting is a targeted incident.

What we know so far.

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Governor Kim Reynolds issues statement

Governor Kim Reynolds released a statement following the shooting:

I am shocked and saddened to hear about the shooting at Starts Right Here. I’ve seen first-hand how hard Will Keeps and his staff works to help at-risk kids through this alternative education program. My heart breaks for them, these kids and their families. Kevin and I are praying for their safe recovery.

Oliver O’Connell23 January 2023 22:12

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Three suspects in custody

Approximately 20 minutes after the shooting, three suspects were taken into custody following a traffic stop.

Two people remained in the vehicle but a third fled on foot and was apprehended with the use of a canine unit.

Sergeant Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department said that the shooting is a targeted incident.

Oliver O’Connell23 January 2023 21:54

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Two students have died

Three people were shot in the incident, with two students taken to hospital with critical injuries.

They died. There is no confirmation of their ages at this time.

The third victim is listed as in a serious condition and is an employee of the school.

Oliver O’Connell23 January 2023 21:47

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Shooting reported at Des Moines charter school

Des Moines police officers were dispatched to a non-profit organisation after two students were shot and one member of staff was injured in a shooting on Monday.

The shooting was reported at 12.53pm local time at the Starts Right Here non-profit school which is focused on helping at-risk youth.

Oliver O’Connell23 January 2023 21:45

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