A boy was killed and two others seriously injured in a shooting that took place outside a high school in Iowa on Monday evening.
Paul Parisek, a police spokesman for Des Moines, the capital of the central state, said the shooting took place outside East High School.
He added in a statement that as soon as the police forces arrived at the scene, they found three boys with bullet wounds, and they were taken to the hospital, and one of them died of his wounds, while the other two are still receiving treatment.
He explained that “the shots were apparently fired from a passing car,” noting that the police had arrested “possible suspects”, but none of them had been charged yet.
Shootings in the United States are a chronic scourge, and every time an incident of this type occurs, the country witnesses a renewed discussion of the outbreak of firearms, but no progress has been made on this front.
Many Americans refuse to give up their constitutional right to own firearms.
In the largest recorded toll of such crimes, 17 people were killed in mid-February 2018, by the bullets of a former student who opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida.