The Fort Dodge Police Dept. issued a statement Wednesday Morning regarding the Tuesday Night shooting on the 500 Block of South 15th St in Fort Dodge. Below is the statement.
On Tuesday, July 21 at approximately 8:42 P.M., the Webster County Telecommunications Center
received a report of an assault that had just occurred. Information provided indicated that a male
assaulted another male in the 500 block of South 15th Street. The callers indicated the suspect had fled
the area to the south immediately following the incident.
Officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department, along with the Fort Dodge Fire Department arrived
and scene and began treating the 52‐year‐old male victim. The initial investigation on scene indicated
that a male had shot at least two rounds from a suspected flare gun at the victim, striking him in the
upper torso and face area. After firing the flares at the victim, the offender began striking the victim
with an unknown instrument before fleeing the area. The victim was transported to Unity Point – Trinity
Regional Medical Center for non‐life‐threatening injuries.
The Fort Dodge Police Department is continuing the investigation into this incident and encourage
anyone who may have information to contact the police. It is believed that this is an isolated incident
between two individuals, and not a random act.