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DES MOINES, Iowa — A crash brought traffic to a standstill Tuesday during the evening commute.

The crash happened on I-235 between 5th and 6th Avenues and at one point shut down all westbound lanes of the interstate.

Police also closed 2nd Avenue onramp to prevent more congestion.

Police said three vehicles were involved in the crash and one person was hospitalized with minor injuries.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police are still searching for the suspects in a Tuesday afternoon shooting that sent two people to the hospital.

Police said the incident happened around 3 p.m. near East 14th street and Thompson Avenue.

Officials said a gray SUV pulled up next to a sedan and two black males in the SUV rolled down their window and exchanged words with the passengers in the other car.

Then the men in the SUV began shooting and the people in the other car.

The male driver of the sedan was shot in the leg, along with his male passenger.

A female passenger was uninjured.

The SUV took off southbound and the victims drove themselves to Mercy hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.