Police arrested and charged six teenagers with murder in connection to a drive-by deadly shooting outside a high school in Des Moines, Iowa.
The six suspects, who are all local residents, each face one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, police said on March 8.
The shooting occurred on March 7 at East High School, killing a 15-year-old boy and critically injuring two female students.
Police found all three victims outside of school buildings but on school grounds.
Police said the deceased victim, who was not a student at the school, was the intended target of the shooting.
Police said the school was not meant to be a target of the alleged shooters, but it was where the suspects found their target.
“While this incident occurred outside of a school, it could have occurred in any one of our neighborhoods,” police said.
The gunfire came from “multiple shooters, from multiple vehicles,” police said.
Police also said they recovered six firearms after serving at least five residential search warrants and six search warrants for cars.
According to a CNN tally, the incident is at least the 13th shooting at an American campus with K-12 students in 2022.
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