Police investigate shooting

Police are investigating reports that a man with a shotgun was shooting toward a crowd at the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue South at about 8:08 p.m. Sunday, according to scanner traffic and witnesses.

Minutes after the shooting, scanner traffic indicated a male arrived to Trinity Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Scanner traffic also indicated police found blood near the scene of the shooting.

Police were unable to be reached by press time Sunday.

Chad O’Connor, who lives nearby, said as he heard the shots ring through his neighborhood, his children’s safety was his top priority.

“I heard the shots and I took my kids upstairs,” he said, adding that his family has practiced for this situation before.

He described those moments as a blur.

He said he heard up to seven shots, coming from multiple types of guns.

“There was one person carrying a shotgun,” he said. “He went between the houses.”

O’Connor said that as he was on the phone with a dispatcher, he saw a man carrying a shotgun and saw some people drive away in a car following the shooting.

“They took off,” he said.

O’Connor said that one officer then arrived to the scene and that he did an “excellent” job dealing with a crowd that was near the shooting.

O’Connor said the crowd did not comply with the officers orders, but commended the officer.

“He controlled the situation,” he said.

Other officers then arrived, most of whom had been west of Fort Dodge looking for someone who lead them on a pursuit.

Lori Kelso, who also lives on Fourth Avenue South, originally thought she heard someone lighting off firecrackers, but then realized they were gunshots.

“It sounded like it was in the next room, it was so loud,” she said.

She said the shots came in bursts and added that there was a crowd of about 25 people near where the shooting happened.

Police investigate shooting

UPDATE: 10:17 p.m.

Police are investigating reports that a man with a shotgun was shooting toward a crowd at the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue South at about 8:08 p.m. Sunday, according to scanner traffic and witnesses.

Minutes after the shooting, scanner traffic indicated a male arrived to Trinity Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Scanner traffic also indicated police found blood near the scene of the shooting.

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Police were unable to be reached by press time Sunday.

Chad O’Connor, who lives nearby, said as he heard the shots ring through his neighborhood, his children’s safety was his top priority.

“I heard the shots and I took my kids upstairs,” he said, adding that his family has practiced for this situation before.

He described those moments as a blur.

He said he heard up to seven shots, coming from multiple types of guns.

“There was one person carrying a shotgun,” he said. “He went between the houses.”

O’Connor said that as he was on the phone with a dispatcher, he saw a man carrying a shotgun and saw some people drive away in a car following the shooting.

“They took off,” he said.

O’Connor said that one officer then arrived to the scene and that he did an “excellent” job dealing with a crowd that was near the shooting.

O’Connor said the crowd did not comply with the officers orders, but commended the officer.

“He controlled the situation,” he said.

Other officers then arrived, most of whom had been west of Fort Dodge looking for someone who lead them on a pursuit.

Lori Kelso, who also lives on Fourth Avenue South, originally thought she heard someone lighting off firecrackers, but then realized they were gunshots.

“It sounded like it was in the next room, it was so loud,” she said.

She said the shots came in bursts and added that there was a crowd of about 25 people near where the shooting happened.

Original:

Police are investigating a report of multiple shots fired in the 1400 block of 4th Avenue South. Scanner traffic indicated one person was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

Police investigate shooting

UPDATE: 10:17 p.m.

Police are investigating reports that a man with a shotgun was shooting toward a crowd at the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue South at about 8:08 p.m. Sunday, according to scanner traffic and witnesses.

Minutes after the shooting, scanner traffic indicated a male arrived to Trinity Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Scanner traffic also indicated police found blood near the scene of the shooting.

Article Photos

Police were unable to be reached by press time Sunday.

Chad O’Connor, who lives nearby, said as he heard the shots ring through his neighborhood, his children’s safety was his top priority.

“I heard the shots and I took my kids upstairs,” he said, adding that his family has practiced for this situation before.

He described those moments as a blur.

He said he heard up to seven shots, coming from multiple types of guns.

“There was one person carrying a shotgun,” he said. “He went between the houses.”

O’Connor said that as he was on the phone with a dispatcher, he saw a man carrying a shotgun and saw some people drive away in a car following the shooting.

“They took off,” he said.

O’Connor said that one officer then arrived to the scene and that he did an “excellent” job dealing with a crowd that was near the shooting.

O’Connor said the crowd did not comply with the officers orders, but commended the officer.

“He controlled the situation,” he said.

Other officers then arrived, most of whom had been west of Fort Dodge looking for someone who lead them on a pursuit.

Lori Kelso, who also lives on Fourth Avenue South, originally thought she heard someone lighting off firecrackers, but then realized they were gunshots.

“It sounded like it was in the next room, it was so loud,” she said.

She said the shots came in bursts and added that there was a crowd of about 25 people near where the shooting happened.

Original:

Police are investigating a report of multiple shots fired in the 1400 block of 4th Avenue South. Scanner traffic indicated one person was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound.