Two dead, two injured in shooting

Two men were killed and two women were injured after a shooting at about 4:45 a.m. in the 900 block of 10th Avenue Southwest, according to Fort Dodge Police.

Police identified on Tuesday afternoon the two men who died in the incident: Jamael Cox, 25, and Tyrone Cunningham, 47. The two women injured in the shoot-out were Marissa Andrews, 21, and Jayne Bartrom, 30. All except Bartrom, of Wesley, are Fort Dodge residents.

Cox was found with an gunshot wound in his upper torso. Cunningham fled the scene of the shooting in his vehicle after being struck in his lower extremities before losing consciousness and crashing his vehicle at the intersection of South 15th Street and Sixth Avenue South. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

Andrews was struck by in the face and leg. She was transported to UnityPoint – Trinity Regional Medical Center in stable condition before being transferred to a Des Moines hospital. Bartrom, who was struck in the lower leg, was treated and released at Trinity.

Responding to reports of multiple shots fired, police found Cox unresponsive in the roadway early Tuesday morning, with the two injured women nearby. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Shortly thereafter, Cunningham was discovered unconscious in his car.

Capt. Ryan Gruenberg, public information officer for FDPD, said in a statement that it’s believed all the victims were innocent bystanders while other people fired at each other. Fort Dodge Police said Tuesday morning that the incident was a “volley of shots.”

“It’s unfortunate that individuals that individuals chose to act out in such a violent manner, taking the lives of two individuals enjoying time together,” Gruenberg said in a statement. “We strongly encourage those who have information to contact the police department to ensure those responsible are held accountable as quickly as possible.”

This story will be updated.


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