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Gunfire injures one in Pleasant Valley Monday

Green taken to TRMC; investigation continues

September 17, 2013
By JOE SUTTER (jsutter@messengernews.net) , Messenger News

Police are investigating a Monday afternoon shooting in Pleasant Valley.

The shots were fired in the 1100 block of 10th Ave. S.W. at about 12:27 p.m., said Fort Dodge Police Lt. Chuck Guthrie.

"Officers responded to shots fired. It turns out the shots that were fired struck 1128 10th Ave. S.W., and hit the window and door frame. We think that was the possible target," Guthrie said.

Calvary Family Center, 1318 10th Ave. S.W, was also hit, according to Guthrie. Calvary also houses a day care, Guthrie said.

"When the stray rounds or round struck that building, it went through the siding but was slowed down by the drywall," he said. "However debris from the drywall flew out and struck Diane Green in the back."

Green received a minor injury from the debris and was transported to Trinity Regional Medical Center by ambulance, according to a press release from the Police Department.

Witnesses said they observed a maroon Buick exiting the area when the shots were fired, the press release said.

Guthrie said police picked up four bullet casings.

A neighbor who lives at the corner of 10th Avenue and 13th Street Southwest said she heard the shots.

"I heard about six," Lillian Wheat said. "To me it sounded like they were coming from there," she added, indicating where the police later confirmed the shots originated.

The police are still investigating. Anyone who may have information on this case is encouraged to call the Police Department at 573-1426, or contact crimestoppers at 573-1444, or text LEC and the tip to CRIMES.

 
 

 

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