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6 teens charged with murder in drive-by shooting outside Des Moines, Iowa, high school

March 7, 2022
A 15-year-old boy was killed and two female students were wounded Monday outside East High School in Des Moines.

Six teenagers have been charged with murder in connection with a drive-by shooting outside a Des Moines, Iowa, high school that killed a 15-year-old boy and critically injured two female students.

ABC News reports that the boy who was fatally shot outside East High School Monday afternoon is believed to have been the intended target of the attack. He was not a student at the school.

The names of the suspects and the victims have not been released.

The two wounded teenage girls, one 18 and one 16, remained in a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Statement from Des Moines police (Facebook):

EARLIER:

A teen-aged boy has been shot to death and two others critically wounded when gunfire erupted outside a high school in Des Moines, Iowa.

WHO News 13 reports that a 15-year-old boy was killed Monday afternoon after being shot outside East High School.

Two other teens also were wounded and are hospitalized in critical condition.

Des Moines Police say that the gunshots appear to have come from a passing vehicle and that gun shell casings have been recovered from the scene.

The Des Moines Register reports that the two wounded victims were an 18-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl.

Police say the shooting happened shortly before 3 p.m. Monday near the northwest corner of the school campus.

Authorities say the boy who died was not a student at East High School, but the two teens in critical condition are students at the school. 

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