Des Moines Police investigating shooting of 16-year-old as the city’s second homicide of 2021

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DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) — A 16-year-old died early Saturday morning in Des Moines from a gunshot wound and police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Police were called to Broadlawn’s Medical Center at 4:43 a.m. on Saturday after a 16-year-old male arrived with a gunshot injury. The teen was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle.

The victim died in the emergency room as a result of his injuries.

Police have not released the victim’s name. Police say they will release more information on the shooting later in the day Saturday.

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