(Trends Wide) — One teenager has died and two remain hospitalized after a shooting Monday outside a high school in Des Moines, Iowa, police said.
The victims at East High School are two boys and one girl, according to Fire Department spokesman Ahman Douglass. They both attended school, Douglass said.
The shots appear to have come from a passing vehicle, police said.
The incident is at least the 13th shooting on a US campus involving elementary or high school students in 2022, according to a Trends Wide tally.
Police began receiving calls around 2:48 pm local time (3:48 pm ET), Police Sgt. Pablo Parizek said. A Des Moines police news release states that officers received multiple calls reporting shootings at the school and multiple injuries.
Upon arrival, police found the three students with gunshot wounds. All were taken to area hospitals.
Police detained potential suspects, Parizek said. No charges have been filed at this time, according to the statement.
The school was closed, but students were later released, according to a statement posted on Twitter by Des Moines Public Schools.
The Kansas City Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is on scene assisting in the investigation, the agency tweeted.
“There are reports of a shooting near East High School. Police are actively investigating. The district is working with staff and families. We will have more information as it becomes available. East High School is currently closed. Please do not go to school. More information will be available soon,” Des Moines Public Schools tweeted earlier.
Trends Wide is contacting the school district and police department for more information.