1 teen dead; 2 critical after shooting outside Des Moines high school

One teenager was killed and two others were in critical condition after a shooting outside of East High School in Des Moines on Monday afternoon. It’s the city’s fourth homicide in 2022.

A 15-year-old boy did not survive his injuries, according to police. Two young women, one 16 and one 18, also were shot and were in critical condition Monday evening.

Des Moines police spokesman Paul Parizek said Monday night that the victim who died was not a student at East High School, but said the two teens in critical condition are students at the school.

The shooting occurred outside of the building, but on school grounds, police said. Officials said they believe the gunfire came from a passing vehicle. They said shell casings were recovered from the scene.

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