2 released without charge after deadly Des Moines shooting

Des Moines police released the other two people detained following a fatal shooting at a Des Moines neighborhood center on Monday. Police arrested 18-year-old Preston Walls of West Des Moines in connection with the shooting. Walls is charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of criminal gang involvement. The other two people detained by the police were released without charge. The shooting was reported around 12:53 p.m. to Starts Right Here, a nonprofit focused on helping at-risk youth. Starts Right Here was created by activist and rapper Will Keeps. The outreach center is located at 455 Southwest Fifth St. Starts Right Here has partnered with Des Moines Public Schools since 2021. They serve between 40 and 50 DMPS students at a time. No DMPS personnel were on site at the time of the shooting. According to the police, three people were shot dead. Two male students were taken to hospital with serious injuries. They have since died. A third person, identified as Keeps, was taken to hospital in serious condition. Keeps had surgery on Monday afternoon. The students killed were 18 and 16 years old. The police are continuing their investigation. Previous cover:

Des Moines police released the other two people detained following a deadly shooting at a Des Moines neighborhood center on Monday.

Police arrested 18-year-old Preston Walls of West Des Moines in connection with the shooting. Walls is charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of criminal gang involvement. The other two people detained by the police were released without charge.

The shooting was reported around 12:53 p.m. to Starts Right Here, a nonprofit focused on helping at-risk youth. Starts Right Here was created by activist and rapper Will Keeps. The Outreach Center is located at 455 Southwest Fifth St.

Starts Right Here has partnered with Des Moines Public Schools since 2021. They serve between 40 and 50 DMPS students at a time. No DMPS personnel were on site at the time of the shooting.

According to the police, three people were shot dead. Two male students were taken to hospital with serious injuries. They have since died. A third person, identified as Keeps, was taken to hospital in serious condition. Keeps had surgery on Monday afternoon.

The students killed were 18 and 16 years old.

The police are continuing their investigation.

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