Multiple gunshot victims reported outside Des Moines East High School

Des Moines police released new details on Tuesday of a fatal drive-by shooting outside East High School that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy. Police say six teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder after detectives determined shots were fired by multiple shooters from multiple vehicles. Police have executed six search warrants in Des Moines since the shooting. Police said they recovered six firearms during the investigation. Manuel Buezo, 16, Romero Perdomo, 15, Alex Perdomo, 15, and Henry Valladares-Amaya, 17. All teens are residents of Des Moines. The elderly female victim remains in serious condition and the 18-year-old female victim remains hospitalized in critical condition. Police continue to investigate the shooting. Check the KCCI Breaking News and Weather app for updates on this developing story. there are “several gunshot victims outside the school”. Three people, who appear to be teenagers, were hospitalized in critical condition, police said. Police later said one victim died. Des Moines Fire Department told KCCI the deceased victim was a 15-year-old boy and the two injured were females, ages 16 and 18. Police say the 15-year-old who died was not an East High student, but the two The shooting happened outside the school, but on school grounds just before 3 p.m. time. Police said the shots appeared to come from a passing vehicle. The school was closed on Monday afternoon and residents were asked to stay away. The streets around the school were also closed. No other injuries were reported and police said they did not believe there was an ongoing threat to the public. sergeant. Paul Parizek said suspects have been arrested in the case but no charges have been laid. “We have potential suspects detained. It will be a piece that will move into the night that we will have to work on,” Parizek said. “The children of this school are the most precious cargo in our community. So the doctors and firefighters have done an amazing job coming here. You know, it’s sad. We train for this. We have to get there. prepare. And that’s why.” Kaylie Shannon, a student at East High, told KCCI she was outside the school when she heard gunshots. “I was just sitting in my friend’s car and then all of a sudden I heard 11 gunshots and some boys screaming,” Shannon said. Des Moines police continue to investigate. DMPS responds: Des Moines Public Schools said no classes would be held at East High School on Tuesday. The district is postponing the ACT for East High juniors until March 29. Parent-teacher conferences are also postponed. The DMPS Bereavement Team will be available at East High for students and staff for the remainder of the week. School counselors will be available at other schools for students who need extra support. DMPS officers no longer in schools: KCCI covered concerns about violence in Des Moines schools for much of this school year. This is the first school year since 1999 that the district has had no Des Moines police officers in schools. Last year, the school board voted to end the school resource officer program. Members said the program disproportionately affects students of color. Des Moines Police said school resource officers are meant to build positive relationships with students. Check the KCCI Breaking News and Weather app for updates on this developing story.

Des Moines police released new details on Tuesday of a fatal drive-by shooting outside East High School that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy.

Police say six teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder after detectives determined shots were fired by multiple shooters from multiple vehicles.

Police have executed six search warrants in Des Moines since the shooting. Police said they recovered six firearms during the investigation.

The following people have been charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the shooting: Octavio Lopez, 17, Nyang Chamdual, 14, Manuel Buezo, 16, 16. Romero Perdomo, Alex Perdomo, 15, and Henry Valladares-Amaya, 17.

All teens are residents of Des Moines.

Additionally, police said the 16-year-old female victim remains in serious condition and the 18-year-old female victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Police continue to investigate the shooting. Check the KCCI Breaking News and Weather app for updates on this developing story.

Previously:

Des Moines police say one person died and two others were hospitalized in a shooting outside East High School on Monday afternoon that injured three people.

Police at the scene said there were “several gunshot victims outside the school”.

Three people, who appear to be teenagers, were hospitalized in critical condition, police said. Police later said one victim died.

Des Moines Fire Department told KCCI the deceased victim was a 15-year-old boy and the two injured were females, ages 16 and 18. Police say the 15-year-old who died was not an East High student, but the two females were.

The shooting happened outside the school, but on school grounds just before 3 p.m. Police said the shots appeared to come from a passing vehicle.

The school was closed on Monday afternoon and residents were asked to stay away. The streets around the school were also closed.

No other injuries were reported and police said they did not believe there was an ongoing threat to the public.

sergeant. Paul Parizek said suspects have been arrested in the case but no charges have been laid.

“We have potential suspects detained. It will be a piece that will move into the night that we will have to work on,” Parizek said. “The children of this school are the most precious cargo in our community. So the doctors and firefighters have done an amazing job coming here. You know, it’s sad. We train for this. We have to get there. prepare. And that is why.”

Kaylie Shannon, a student at East High, told KCCI she was outside the school when she heard gunshots.

“I was just sitting in my friend’s car and all of a sudden I heard 11 gunshots and boys screaming,” Shannon said.

Des Moines police are continuing their investigation.

DMPS responds:

Des Moines Public Schools said no classes would be held at East High School on Tuesday. The district is postponing the ACT for East High juniors until March 29. Parent-teacher conferences are also postponed.

The DMPS Bereavement Team will be available at East High for students and staff for the remainder of the week. School counselors will be available at other schools for students who need extra support.

DMPS agents are no longer in the schools:

KCCI has covered concerns about violence in Des Moines schools for much of this school year. This is the first school year since 1999 that the district has been without Des Moines police in schools.

Last year, the school board voted to end the school resource officer program. Members said the program disproportionately affects students of color.

Des Moines Police said school resource officers are meant to build positive relationships with students.

Check the KCCI Breaking News and Weather app for updates on this developing story.

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