DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines, Iowa, say two officers have been shot and killed in ambush-style attacks.
The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release that the shootings took place early Wednesday. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot, according to a report from The Associated Press.
Des Moines officers responded to assist. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot. Both officers have died.
The Des Moines Police Department said suspect information is being developed.
Police are taking safety precautions.
“There’s a real danger to police officers. I mean, these guys were gunned down,” Des Moines police said Wednesday morning at a press conference.
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