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Child killed in New Year’s shooting in Des Moines


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy is dead after a shooting just hours into the new year in Des Moines.

Police say the shooting happened about 3:50 a.m. Wednesday. Arriving officers found the child dead along 17th Street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The child's name has not been released. Police Sgt. Paul Parizek told KCCI-TV that the shooting happened after a dispute at a gathering. Parizek said police sought information from people at the scene but the lack of cooperation was "frustrating." No arrests have been made.

Sara Belmont

Assistant News Director

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