Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Des Moines Police are investigating a mysterious shooting that sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon (May 20).

The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. at a 7-11 convenience store located at 260th and Pacific Highway South.

Police say that a white town car with two adult males, one female and a child, was parked on the north side of the store’s parking lot.

Minutes later, a dark SUV pulled in and a man got out. The man approached the town car, spoke to the passengers, then turned and walked away.

Moments later, the man stopped, turned around and walked back to the car, now holding a gun in his hand. He shot the driver once, then returned to the SUV and took off.

The SUV escaped.

The female in the town car managed to drive the shooting victim to a nearby fire station, where he was treated by medics before being taken to Harborview.

Sgt. Doug Jenkins told The Waterland Blog that the shooting – which they have seen on a poor quality surveillance video – is currently a mystery.

“It could be random, or if could be that the shooter knew the victim,” Jenkins said.

Police were still on the scene investigating as of 4:30 p.m.

As we gather more information, we’ll update this post…

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