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Man charged with attempted murder after shooting teen girl at Iowa capitol during Trump rally


This news story was published on December 8, 2020.
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DES MOINES – An Iowa man is charged with attempted murder after shooting a teen girl at the Iowa capitol

On Sunday, December 6, at approximately 2:55 p.m., the Iowa State Patrol, the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Des Moines Police Department were dispatched to a State Capitol Complex parking lot near the Lucas State Office Building on a report of shots fired.

A confrontation occurred between a gathering of people – reportedly participating in a rally to support Donald Trump – leading to a minor female victim (15 years of age) suffering a gunshot wound. Per the complaint and affidavit, 25-year-old Michael McKinney of St. Charles, Iowa, intentionally fired a handgun at a vehicle driving through the parking lot of the Lucas State Office Building which resulted in the victim suffering her injuries.  The female victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The complaint states, “Michael McKinney intentionally fired a handgun at J.H. while she was riding in a vehicle traveling through the parking lot of the Lucas State Office building. J.H. suffered a gunshot wound and was admitted to a hospital. When questioned McKinney admitted to being responsible for the shooting and turned over his firearm to law enforcement.”

McKinney was arrested Sunday evening and charged with Attempted Murder. He is currently in the Polk County Jail, held on bond set in the amount of $500,000.

Michael McKinney

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16 Responses to Man charged with attempted murder after shooting teen girl at Iowa capitol during Trump rally

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 19, 2020 at 9:06 am

    maybe if those stupid brainwashed liberals and democrats would respect others political views it wouldn’t have a gunshot

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2020 at 11:06 am

      Maybe if trumpets wouldn’t shoot people first and then ask questions we’d have fewer shootings. Maybe if trumpets weren’t so frightened they wouldn’t need to carry guns.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2020 at 1:29 am

    no rally, no shooting. plain and simple

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2020 at 9:06 am

      maybe if those stupid brainwashed liberals and democrats would respect others political views it wouldn’t have a gunshot

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Great theory. Now if you can keep all the burn loot murder protesters and antifa losers at home, we wouldn’t have burnt down cities.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2020 at 9:28 am

    More mis-direction from NIT. She was driving through a parking lot when he fired at her car. It had nothing to do with the Trump rally!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      He didn’t say it had anything to do with the rally. He said it was NEAR the rally.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 11, 2020 at 6:10 am

        He said, “A confrontation occurred between a gathering of people – reportedly participating in a rally to support Donald Trump – leading to a minor female victim (15 years of age) suffering a gunshot wound. ”

        That part that says,”gathering of people – reportedly participating in a rally” kind of does say it has to do with the rally.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 8, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Just the nit headline says it was the rally’s fault

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 8, 2020 at 10:01 pm

      It’s the truth from NIT, copy and paste News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

      Is it the rally’s fault or the shooter’s fault? You have a weird idea of what a headline says.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 8, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Just another “law abiding” citizen.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 8, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Going to a covid prison.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 8, 2020 at 10:47 am

    I think he drank a too much orange Kool Aid

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 8, 2020 at 10:42 am

    How is this not a hate crime?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 13, 2020 at 4:58 am

      Lynch him, right? You have it all figured out from this vague little piece.