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Fort Dodge woman shot in the back, police say

This news story was published on October 30, 2019.
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FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge woman was shot in the back, police say, as they investigate the incident.

On Tuesday, October 29 at approximately 7:40 PM, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received multiple calls regarding possible shots fired in the area of the 1300 block of South 23rd Street in Fort Dodge. A call also came in indicating that a female had been shot. No information was given as to potential suspects involved at that time.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a 19-year-old female identified as Tailen Sturtz, who had been shot in the back. Officers provided medical care until paramedics were able to arrive. She was transported from the scene to Unity Point — Trinity Regional Medical Center before being taken to Des Moines via Life Flight in stable condition.

Officers and investigators have been investigating this incident throughout the evening hours. At this stage, little information is being provided as to what occurred. Multiple witnesses have been spoken to as well as evidence collected. Fort Dodge police say they feel as though there are those that have direct knowledge of this incident, and they strongly encourage them to come forward with that information.

“We have reason to believe this incident involved individuals known to each other and have no evidence to support this was a random act,” police said.

The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted on scene by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Dodge Fire Department.

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11 Responses to Fort Dodge woman shot in the back, police say

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2019 at 11:33 am

    thanks black america. we hate you. every city with gun crime same story. black males commit the absolute majority. guns are good black men are dangerous. we need to ban black males. they sell poision rape and murder ppl at skyhigh rates far above any group of real human beings.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 1, 2019 at 11:40 am

      More stereotyping. From most of the reports that are on social media, it was 2 females. One who was shot, one was shooter.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm

        still minority gun crime. youre actually making my case for me. i guess it is the majority of blacks committing gun crime. the point is black ppl create the majority of gun crime illustrating the fact that gun control only takes rights liberty and freedom from average everyday good people. punished for the acts of criminals who dont follow any law old or new. we have a urban youth culture thats responsible for the degradation of america. it needs to stop. we the ppl should not be governed based on the actions of the lowest rung of society. it isnt about gender(which youre assuming you know the prefered pronoun this scum identifies as. not very lib. of you)its about the simple fact that minorities black especially are literally ruining gun rights for everyone because they lack the iq required to refrain from shooting eachother over shoes or hos or drugs or money. petty stupid meaningless shit. it needs to stop. was not like this before section 8. we used to be safe in iowa. not safe anymore. mugging car jacking armed robbery drive bys heroin….. none of this was everyday before section 8. truth is first hand experience has shown black people have a negative impact wherever they go. grow up.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 1, 2019 at 6:01 pm

          The named person in the report is white. You need to get over your fear and ignorance of black people.

          • Anonymous

            November 2, 2019 at 1:28 pm

            Fear and ignorance. I’m not afraid of people with an average IQ of 87. I’ve spent time with and around black folks. I have experience I’ve seen good and bad but the majority is involved in bad. 13% of the population commiting 50% of crime in this country, absolute majority of gun crime happens in just a few cities in predominantly black areas of Democrat controlled urban areas…. the numbers speak. Big deal one out of twenty fort dodge shootings involves a white women. It isnt the norm. You need to realise the facts and accept them. You ever looked up the average life expectancy of black men? You ever looked into the leading cause of death for a black Male? The CDC can really open your eyes for you. You dont seem to be able to counter me in any meaningful way. At all. Drugs and violent crime came with section 8. I apologise for the white trash shooting guns in public over stupid feuds I’m ashamed as a white person. Black people just justify and carry on. True ignorance is bred in the ghetto.

          • Anonymous

            November 2, 2019 at 2:09 pm

            You can promote your prejudice with whatever ‘facts’ you want. Your Nazi approach to the problems that exist for our country’s poor is frightening. The majority of black people abhor the violence that you seem to think they condone. Most intelligent white people also realize that what you say is white supremacy disguised as intelligent ‘reasoning’ using cherry-picked facts.

          • Anonymous

            November 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 2, 2019 at 4:21 pm

        The trouble is, facts and statistics do the real job of stereotyping. How do you feel calling people out with PC nonsense when all they’ve done is tell the truth?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 2, 2019 at 10:57 pm

          Your ‘facts’ are skewed to make black people look bad. Anyone can come up with facts to justify pretty much anything. Hitler did the same thing with the Jews.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2019 at 12:56 am

    you don’t have to put the name of the town anymore, we will know that its either Fort Dodge or Rochester. Rochester used to be such a nice town, we used to go up there a weekend a month and stay overnight at the midway motor lodge and they had a nice large bar with musical entertainment every weekend. would step foot in that town now at least without a bullet proof vest or a m16 along.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2019 at 8:21 am

      We used to stay at that hotel too. It was a great place to stay the weekend in Rochester. We won’t hardly go there at all anymore. And, we refuse to go to Minneapolis at all.