FORT DODGE – Cops are investigating after some apparently wild juveniles were caught shooting up Fort Dodge recently.
On Saturday, October 30 at approximately 12:25 P.M., the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call regarding shots fired in 1200 block of 6th Avenue North in Fort Dodge. Information provided indicated that at least ten rounds were potentially fired and at least three males were fleeing the area. Witness information also indicated that shots were possibly directed at an occupied vehicle in the area.
Officers arrived on scene and located an unoccupied white, 2008 Saturn Vue with several bullet holes in the vehicle. While officers were arriving on scene, another witness called in stating they were following three males running toward the Snell-Crawford Park area. With the help of this information, officers were able to locate three male juveniles in the area of the Skateboard Park (500 block North 5th Street). Officers were also able to locate articles of clothing and a firearm near Soldier Creek.
The initial investigation indicated that the white, 2008 Saturn Vue was parked and occupied in the 500 block of North 12th Street when an unknown individual discharged multiple rounds at the vehicle, striking it several times. The occupants of the vehicle, and the suspect(s) all fled the area immediately after. The occupants of the vehicle, all juveniles, later returned and spoke to law enforcement on scene. There were no injuries reported.
The Fort Dodge Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone who may have information, or video surveillance of the area around this time, is encouraged to contact law enforcement. Based on the information provided at this time, police claim this was an isolated incident among known individuals and not a random act.
The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted on scene by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office.