15-year-old killed in Wednesday shooting on city’s west side


FORT MADISON – Local law enforcement is investigation a shooting that has resulted in the death of a 15-year-old juvenile in the 4200 block of Avenue L.

Emergency crews and Fort Madison Police were called to the scene at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday after a 911 call was received by the Lee County Communications Center for an unknown trouble call at a residence in the 4200 block of Avenue L.

Officers arrived within minutes and found the 15-year-old male in a bedroom suffering from a single gunshot wound. Fort Madison Fire Department provided medical assistance on scene until the subject was
transported to the hospital by Lee County EMS.

He was shortly thereafter pronounced deceased by medical staff.

An investigation into the circumstances is being conducted by the Fort Madison Police Department. Assistance was also provided by the Lee County Sheriff’s Canine and the Lee County Attorney’s Office.

No further details are available at this time and the victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.

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