Three students were injured at a house party in the 400 block of Foster Drive in Des Moines, Iowa. The 17-year-old female and both 18-year-old males will survive their gunshot injuries, according to the Des Moines Police.
A resident shared his thoughts after seeing the news about the shooting on Sunday. He said he never expected an incident like this to happen along Foster Drive.
“The priority is figuring out who’s pulling the trigger,” said Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department.
In 2020, more Americans died of gun-related injuries than in any other year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of gun deaths remains below the levels of earlier years. It is based on the CDC and the FBI data and covers three distinct periods: 1968 to 1978, 1979 to 1998, and 1999 to 2020.
The rate of gun fatalities varies widely by state. In 2020, Mississippi had the highest rate, followed by Louisiana, Wyoming, Missouri, Alabama, and Mississippi. Iowa is way down the list.
There is no single, agreed-upon definition of the term “mass shooting,” and the number of victims in these incidents can vary. Regardless of the definition, mass shooting incidents account for a small fraction of all gun murders nationwide each year. The unpredictability of mass shooting incidents makes it difficult to determine a trend in the frequency of these incidents.