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FDPD is still seeking shooting details

Christmas Eve incidents hurt 3

December 27, 2013
By PETER KASPARI, pkaspari@messengernews.net , Messenger News

A series of shootings on Christmas Eve that police believe may be related are still under investigation.

The shootings happened over the course of four hours Tuesday night.

Fort Dodge police officers first responded to 1128 10th Ave. S.W. at 7:37 p.m. after resident Linda McDonald reported hearing gunshots, according to Police Chief Tim Carmody. Investigators found damage to her back porch area.

Police later returned at 10:08 p.m. after McDonald reported hearing shots fired into the front of her house.

No one was hurt.

But, at 8:28 p.m., officers responded to Trinity Regional Medical Center after Christina Schlief, 23, of Fort Dodge, was taken there by a friend. She said she had been shot in the hip while walking in the 200 block of Ninth Street.

Carmody said her injuries were not life-threatening.

Later, at 9:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to 120 S. 14th St. and found two men with gunshot wounds.

Jeremy Terrell, 25, and Tajuan Richard, 23, both of Omaha, Neb., were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Richard reportedly was also taken to a Des Moines hospital, but further information regarding that was unavailable.

Carmody said he thinks the shootings are linked.

"Based upon the evidence and information developed throughout the investigation, it appears most, if not all of these incidents, are connected," he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1426 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444. Tips can also be sent online at wccrimestoppers.com or by texting "LEC" and the tip to 274637.

 
 

 

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