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Fort Dodge man shot dead Sunday on city street

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FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge man was shot dead Sunday morning on a city street, and police are seeking clues.

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, at approximately 3:31 AM, the Webster County Communications Center received multiple calls in regards to shots fired in the 900 block of 10th Avenue SW in Fort Dodge. Information given also indicated that a subject may have been shot. Officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department responded to the scene.

When officers aniseed, they located a male, later identified as 32-year-old Shane M. Wessels of Fort Dodge, who had sustained a gunshot wound, lying in the roadway at the intersection of 10th Avenue SW and 10th Street SW. Officers quickly determined Wessels to be unresponsive and immediately began medical treatment. The victim was then transported by the Fort Dodge Fire Department to Unity Point — Trinity Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained from the gunshot wound.

Initial information, police say, indicated that an altercation between individuals had preceded the shooting incident.

At this time, the Fort Dodge Police Department’s Criminal investigations Division, along with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, are continuing to follow up on leads. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Fort Dodge Police Department.

The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted on scene by Fort Dodge Fire Department.

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