String of shootings outside strip club in Iowa raise concerns

ONE WAS RT THUHIS MORNING, BUT OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW TEN OR THIS IS HAPPENING. <9921 27: 36.17 WE'RE IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE IOWA STATE PATROL. SOME SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES WE ARE PARKED RIGHT HERE - WHEN THEY ACTUALLY HEARD THE SHOTS, WHICH WERE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET AT BIG EARL'S. 27: 45.27> THE SHOOTING WENT DO IWN THE PARKING LOT – WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE HANGING OUT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S LT. RYAN EVANS SAYS SHOTS CAME FROM MULTIPLE PLACES. <9900 23: 47.57 THERE WAS SECURITY STAFF, ARMED SECURITY STAFF ON SCENE WHEN THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE. NOT SURE AT THIS POINT WHAT CAUSED ITBU, SHOTS WERE FIRED FROM A PERSON IN THE PARKING T LO AND THEN RETURN FIRE FROM THE SECURITY OFFICER. 23: 48.10> THE DETAILS ARE ALMOST A REPE OATF LAST WEEKEND – WHEN THERE WERE O TW SHOOTINGS IN THE PARKING LO T. <23: 48.41 WE HAD SHOTS FIRED REPORTED TWICE. IT WAS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND THEN EARLY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WE HAD THE SAME THING. DEPUTIES RESPDED ON TO THE AREA FOR A SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT. 23: 48.51> INVESTIGATORS SAY WITNESSES HAVE NOT BN EE HELPFUL IN IDENTIFYING THE SHOOTERS. NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR ANY OF THE THREE SHOOTINGS IN THE PAST WEEK. THAT – AND T HE LOCATION ARE A CONCE. RN <23: 49.55 NOT TOO FAR FROM THAT BUSINESS IS A LOT OF RESIDENTIAL AREAS, AND WE DON'T BECAUSE BULLETS FLYING AROUND GOING THROUGH HOUSES AND THINGS LI KE THAT. SO, WE'RE TAKING IT VERY SERIO

String of shootings outside strip club raise concerns

Three shootings have been reported outside Big Earl’s Goldmine in the past week. No one was injured in the most recent shooting.

A shooting in the parking lot of Big Earl’s Goldmine early Saturday morning was the third outside the strip club in the last week. No one was injured, but investigators are concerned about a string of recent shootings outside the club. There were also shootings the previous Saturday and Sunday morning. “Not too far from that business is a lot of residential areas, and we do not want bullets flying around going through houses and things like that,” said Polk County Sheriff Lt. Ryan Evans. “So, we’re taking it very seriously.” He said witnesses have not been helpful, and no one has been arrested for the shootings. In the most recent shooting, a security guard returned fire on the shooter, but it appears neither was hit. More from Andrew Mollenbeck:

A shooting in the parking lot of Big Earl’s Goldmine early Saturday morning was the third outside the strip club in the last week.

No one was injured, but investigators are concerned about a string of recent shootings outside the club.

There were also shootings the previous Saturday and Sunday morning.

“Not too far from that business is a lot of residential areas, and we do not want bullets flying around going through houses and things like that,” said Polk County Sheriff Lt. Ryan Evans. “So, we’re taking it very seriously.”

He said witnesses have not been helpful, and no one has been arrested for the shootings.

In the most recent shooting, a security guard returned fire on the shooter, but it appears neither was hit.

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