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Des Moines police arrested and charged 18-year-old year-old in link to Monday’s shooting, which killed two students and wounded an adult. The shooting was reported around 12:53 p.m. to the non-profit organization Starts Right Here. organization concentrated on help on-risk the youth. Starts Right Here was created by an activist and rapper Will is holding. The Outreach Center is located at 455 Southwest 5th St. Right Here was a partner of Des Moines Public Schools as of 2021. They serve 40 to 50 DMPS students at a time. There were no DMPS personnel on site at this time. of shooting. According to police, three people were shot. Two students were taken to the hospital with critical injury. They have since died. A third person, identified as Fortress, was taken to the hospital. in severe condition. The fortress was taken to surgery on Monday, noon. Police say the students killed were 18-year-old and 16-year-Old city of Des Moines mourns two murdered students in deadly shootingPolice arrested 18-year- the old walls of Preston, of West Des Moines, in filming connection. The walls are charged with two bills of first-degree murder, one think of murder attempt one think of criminal Gang involvement. Police say evidence in an investigation reveals that Walls was present at “Starts Right Here”. with 9mm pistol. The fortresses tried to escort the Walls with building. Walls shot both the teenage victims and Fortress and fled the scene. on foot. The police say they saw a suspicious vehicle leave the stage. Approximately 20 minutes after the shooting, the police stopped traffic. on which vehicle. Two people remained in in vehicle while the walls ran on leg. The officers followed Walls into a wooded area and K-9 units sniffed out the scene. Walls was later taken into custody without incident. Walls is sent to the Polk County Jail. two others people remain in in police custody. They have not been identified. Police say the evidence also indicates that the walls are carved off Ankle GPS monitor by court order approximately 16 minutes before the shooting. See: Des Moines Police. give update on shooting that killed 2 students, Sgt. Paul Parisek with The DMPD said the shooting was a targeted incident. Police say that Walls and both deceased victims are gang members, and evidence indicates that the shooting is related to an ongoing dispute between the gangs. The investigation is ongoing. Board “Starts Right Here” of The directors released this statement in reaction to the shooting: “We are heartbroken and angry that two of our students were shot this afternoon. Will Kips, Founder & President of Starts Right Here, a non-profit educational program also shot and eat in surgery tonight. Our prayers with Will, family and friends of all involved in this tragedy. “This is an extremely painful time. for it all starts right here community because our only goal is to help in-risk youth reach their full potential. These actions are contrary to everything we stand for for and dot out more must be done. These two students had hope and future it will never be implemented. We can’t say this type anymore of there is no violence in Des Moines. Unfortunately it is so. However, that won’t stop us from work to what we are called, and what work starts right here. “We thank the Des Moines Police Department and first defendants for their swift action. We fully cooperate with local authorities in their investigation. And we ask for community support how we mourn for those who died and for all those forever affected by this violence. “Classes are canceled. for remainder of a week. However, grief counselors will be at the Kurtz Building (1000 Porter Avenue) tomorrow to meet with with students.” Gov. Kim Reynolds released this statement in Reaction to shooting: “I am shocked and saddened to hear about the shooting at Starts Right Here. I have seen first-arm how hard Will Kips and his staff are working on help in-risk children through this alternative education program. My heart is breaking for they, these children and their families. Kevin and I are praying for their safe recovery”. Des Moines Public Schools superintendent Matt Smith made the announcement. in reaction to the shooting: “We are sad to learn of another act of gun violence, especially one what affects organization works closely with some of our students. We’re still waiting to learn more details, but our thoughts with any sacrifice of this incident, as well as their families and friends. Starts right here valuable DMPS partner, making important work to help us re-engage students and we are ready support them during this critical time”. Rep. Zach Nunn released this statement on Twitter in reaction to shooting: “Terrible attack on students and faculty at Starts Right Here, an incredible non-profit organization helping Risk Kids. I’m proud work with it’s incredible team for years and stand with them in this tragedy. Grateful to DMPD & first defendants for quick response. Prayers for All participants”. Correction: KCCI corrected that Starts Right Here is non-commercial organizationnot a charter school. Previous coverage:

Des Moines police arrested and charged 18-year-old year-old in in connection with Monday’s shooting that killed two students and wounded an adult.

The shooting was reported around 12:53 p.m. to the non-profit organization Starts Right Here. organization concentrated on help on-risk the youth. Starts Right Here was created by an activist and rapper Will is holding. The Outreach Center is located at 455 Southwest 5th St.

Starts Right Here was a partner of Des Moines Public Schools as of 2021. They serve 40 to 50 DMPS students at a time. There were no DMPS personnel on site at this time. of shooting.

According to police, three people were shot. Two students were taken to the hospital with critical injury. They have since died. A third person, identified as Fortress, was taken to the hospital. in severe condition. The fortress was taken to surgery on Monday afternoon.

Police say the students killed were 18-year-old and 16-year-old.

Town of Des Moines mourns two murdered students in deadly shooting

Police arrested 18-year- the old walls of Preston, of West Des Moines, in filming connection. The walls are charged with two bills of first-degree murder, one think of murder attempt one think of criminal gang participation.

Police say evidence in an investigation reveals that Walls was present at “Starts Right Here”. with 9mm pistol. The fortresses tried to escort the Walls with building. Walls shot both the teenage victims and Fortress and fled the scene. on leg.

Police say they saw something suspicious vehicle leave the stage. Approximately 20 minutes after the shooting, the police stopped traffic. on which vehicle. Two people remained in in vehicle while the walls ran on leg. The officers followed Walls into a wooded area and K-9 units sniffed out the scene. Walls was later taken into custody without incident.

Walls is sent to the Polk County Jail.

Two others people remain in in police custody. They have not been identified.

Police say evidence also indicates that the walls are carved off Ankle GPS monitor by court order approximately 16 minutes before the shooting.

See: Des Moines Police give update on shooting that killed 2 students

Sergeant Paul Parisek with The DMPD said the shooting was a targeted incident. Police say that Walls and both deceased victims are gang members, and evidence indicates that the shooting is related to an ongoing dispute between the gangs.

The investigation is ongoing.


Board “Starts Right Here” of The directors released this statement in shooting response:

“We are heartbroken and angry that two of our students were shot this afternoon. Will Kips, Founder & President of Starts Right Here, a non-profit educational program also shot and eat in surgery tonight. Our prayers with Will, family and friends of all involved in this tragedy.

“This is an extremely painful time. for it all starts right here community because our only goal is to help in-risk youth reach their full potential. These actions are contrary to everything we stand for for and dot out more must be done. These two students had hope and future it will never be implemented. We can’t say this type anymore of there is no violence in Des Moines. Unfortunately it is so. However, that won’t stop us from work to what we are called, and what work starts right here.

“We thank the Des Moines Police Department and first defendants for their swift action. We fully cooperate with local authorities in their investigation. And we ask for community support how we mourn for those who died and for all those forever affected by this violence.

“Classes are canceled. for remainder of a week. However, grief counselors will be at the Kurtz Building (1000 Porter Avenue) tomorrow to meet with with pupils.”

Gov. Kim Reynolds released this statement. in shooting response:

“I am shocked and saddened to learn of the shooting at Starts Right Here. I have seen first-arm how hard Will Kips and his staff are working on help in-risk children through this alternative education program. My heart is breaking for they, these children and their families. Kevin and I are praying for their safe recovery”.

Des Moines Public Schools superintendent Matt Smith made the announcement. in shooting response:

“We are sad to know of another act of gun violence, especially one what affects organization works closely with some of our students. We’re still waiting to learn more details, but our thoughts with any sacrifice of this incident, as well as their families and friends. Starts right here valuable DMPS partner, making important work to help us re-engage students and we are ready support them during this critical time.”

Rep. Zach Nunn released the statement. on Twitter in shooting response:

“Terrible attack on students and faculty at Starts Right Here, an incredible non-profit organization helping Risk Kids. I’m proud work with it’s incredible team for years and stand with them in this tragedy. Grateful to DMPD & first defendants for quick response. Prayers for everyone is involved.”

Correction: KCCI has corrected that Starts Right Here is a non-profit organization. organization and not a charter school.

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