Police: Man Shot in Car In Front of Woman and Two Young Children, Later Died

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a man got shot as he sat in a vehicle with a woman and two children on the city’s east side Sunday afternoon. The man later died in the hospital.

A police department news release said that officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1200 block of East 13th Street shortly after 1:15 p.m.  Police found the wounded man, who they say was still alive at the time. The release doesn’t provide the name of the man but said that he was 28 years old. The woman in the vehicle was 25 and the children are both under the age of ten.

Officers, aided by K-9 units, searched the neighborhood but police have not announced released any information about a suspect.

The homicide was the city’s ninth in 2018.

An update is scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m.