Fatal shooting reported on Church Street

An as-yet-unidentified woman is dead after a shooting in Marshalltown on Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 4:30 p.m., public safety personnel responded to 607 E. Church St. in Marshalltown after the Marshall County 911 Communications Center received a call about a shooting. Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered an adult female, age 57, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Law enforcement also found an adult male, age 72, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and he was taken to UnityPoint Hospital in Marshalltown before he was subsequently transported to a Des Moines hospital for emergency medical treatment with a life-threatening injury.

The investigation of this incident is continuing. Law enforcement did recover a firearm at the scene and is not actively looking for any other involved parties. There is no information or evidence available that indicates any danger exists for the general public.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Marshalltown Police Department with this investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725.

Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641.753.1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips may also be submitted online at www.marshallcountycs.com.

The Marshalltown Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Marshall County 911 Communications Center, the Marshalltown Fire Department, the Marshalltown Police Department Tactical Team, and UnityPoint Ambulance Service.


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