One injured in early morning shooting

-Messenger photo by Kelby Wingert Brandy Weintzl, evidence technitian with the Fort Dodge Police Department, takes photos of bullet entry points on a vehicle on the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North on Sunday morning. Lt. Matt Lundberg, with the FDPD, said a series of gunshots were fired in the area around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning.

One person was injured in an early morning shooting on the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

“Multiple rounds were fired,” said Lt. Matt Lundberg with the FDPD.

One victim was injured and transported to UnityPoint – Trinity Regional Medical Center by private vehicle, the lieutenant said.

“Last I heard, he was transferred to Des Moines, but I don’t believe he had life-threatening injuries,” he said.

During the incident three vehicles and two houses were hit with gunshots. Officials were still in the area collecting evidence by late morning on Sunday.

“At this point, we’re still actively investigating and we’ve collected a lot of evidence and we’ll be doing that for a while,” Lundberg said.

Lundberg said the police department do not know of any other injuries related to the incident.

The FDPD is asking anyone who was in the area who may have heard or seen something, or who have security cameras installed, to reach out to the department.

The incident remains under investigation.


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