3 dead after shooting outside of Cornerstone Church in Ames
WITH BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD TONIGHT FOLLOWING A SHOOTING OUTSIDE THE CORNERSTONE CHURCH IN AMES DURING AN EVENING. MINIRYST EVENT TONIGHT STORY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DOES CONFIRM THAT THERE WER SEHOTS FIRED AGAIN THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD INCLUDING THE SHOOTER. IT ALL HAPPENED JTUS BEFORE 7 O’CLOCK TONIGHT AT THE CHURCH ON THE EASTERN EDGE OF ASME NEAR INTERSTATE 35 AND HIGHWAY 30, KCCI ANCHOR RACE BIGNER IS LIVE AT THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. SHE’S LEADING TEAM COVERAGE RAYA. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING OUT THERE NOW? YEAH,TE SVE SCYTA AS SOON AS WE PULLED IN IMMEDIATELY. WE SAW POLICE. PRESENCE WE CAME INTO THIS PARKING LOT HERE AND SAW PEOPLE HUDDDLE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT PROCESS AND PRAY ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED HERE PROCESSING THAT THREE PEOPLE WERE SHOT INCLUDING THE SHOOTER. AS YOU SAID, WE PULLED IN THE LAST HOUR, BUT KAYLA JAMES HAS BEEN ON THE SCENE MOMENTS AFTER THE SHOOTING STARTED. SO WE START WITH HER ON INFORMATION KAYLA. YEAH RAYON, WE GOT HEER MAYBE 20 MINUTES AFTER THE SHOOTING OR 911 START RECEIVING CALLS ABTOU ALL OF THEM STORY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TSEHO CLSAL CAME IN AROUND 6:51 AND THEY TOOK OFF GETTING HERE. THEY’RE JOINEDY B THE AMES POLICE DEPARTMENT, NEVADA POLICE DEPARTMENT THE HUXLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT SNTEVERAL OTHER AGENCIES AS WELL AS YOU KNOW FIRST RESPONDERS EMTS CAME OUT HERE AS WELL. LIKE YOU GUYS SAID WE DO KNOW THREE PEOPLE DIED TONIGHT TWOF O THEM VICTIMS. WE DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THEM YET LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SLLTI VERY MUCH OUT HERE WORKING THE SCENE WORKING THE AREA MHUC LSES LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESIDENT WHEN WE OUT HERE. A LOT OF THEM ARE PUSHING BACK TALKIN TGO PEOPLE I’M TALKING ABOUT FAMILIES YOUNG TEENAGERS. JUST TALKING TO THEM LEARNING WHAT THEY HAVE, BUT ALSO CONSOLING SOME OF THEM AS WELL AGAIN, WE DO KNOW THREE PEOPLE KILLED HERE TONIGHT TWO OF THEM WERE THE VICTIMS ONE PERSON WAS THE STUDENT. WE’RE TOLD THAT PERSON IS A MALE AS ALL WE KNOW A POLICE ARE STILL VERY MUCH LEARNING MORE. I JUST CONTINUES TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT ONE OF THE STORY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICERS HAVE TO TELL US AUTBO HOW THEY’RE CONDUCTING THIS INVESTIGATION. IT WAS A PROGRAM GOINGN O WE DO HAVE OTHER INDIVIDUALS INSIDE THE CHURCH. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER INFORMATION AT THIS POINT THAT ANYBODY ELSE WAS INJURED IN THIS WE’RE WORKING THROUGH THE PROCSESF O INVESTIGATING THIS THIS INCIDENT AND SPEAKING WITH THE INSIDE THE CHURCH. AND AGAIN, THAT’S VERY MUCH WHAT WE’VE BNEE SEEGIN MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM DIFFERENT AGENCIES COMING DRIVING UPND A DOWN THIS ROAD SOME STILL VERY MUCH ON THE SCENE. YOU CAN KIND OF SEE THEIR LIGHTS IN THAT AREA OF THE CORNERSTONE CHURCH. WE DO KNOW THAT SHOOTGIN TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE OF THE CHURCH IN THE PARKING LOT AGAIN, THREE PEOPLE KILDLE TONIGHT TWO OF THEM VICTIMS ONE THE SHOOTER ALL WE KNOW SO FAR IS A SHOOTER IS A MALE WE’LL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU UPDATED MORE. WE LEARNED REMEMBER THE LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUT FOR N,OW SOMETHING TO GET BACK TO YOU, RHEA. THANK YOU SO MUCH KAYLA. SHE SAID THERE’S A LOT OF POLICE PRESENCE OUT THERE, BUT CERTAINLY A LOT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ARE CLUSTERED HERE ASEL WL AGAIN TRYING TO PROCESS TALK TO EACH OTHER COMFORT EACH OTHER. IAS W ABLE TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE OR COLLEGE STUDENT OFF CAMERA. WHO SAYS THAT HE EXPERIENCED THIS SHOOTING FIRSTHAND. HE HE SAID THAT HE GAVE SOMEONE CPR AS HE WATCHED THEM DIE AND IT WAS REALLY SAD TO HEAR HE WAS NOT ABLE TO COME ON CAMERA, OF COURSE. IS STILL TRYING TO PROCESS IN A LITTLE DISHEVELED, BUT THE PERSON THAT I SAW HIM PRAYING WITH ONE OF THE CHURCH MEMBERS HERE DID SPEAK WITH ME AND HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. VERY HARD TO COMPREHDEN WHAT HE JUST WITNESSED OF THE ACTUAL SHOOTING TREHE AND AND TRIED TO RESUSCITATE THE ONE GIRL ATTH FROM WHAT? HE SAID THE GUNMAN GOT OUT AND AND HE WITNESSED HIM GET OUT OF THE CAR AND AND SHOOT. THIS IS THIRD HAND JUST COMING, BUT HE WASND A EYEWITNESS, I GUESS AND WATCHED THAT HAPPEN AND AND SHOOT ANOTHER GIRL AS SHE WAS WALKING AWAY AND THEN SHOT HIM. AND HE’S IT’JUS ST HARD TO COMPREHEND. ENEV THERE YOU CAN KIND OF HEAR HIS VOICE SHAKING I COULD TELL THAT HEAS W STILL PROCESSING WHAT HAPPENED AGAIN AS SO MANY OTHERS HERE AS WELL JUST ABLE TO SPEAK TO THEM TALK TO THEM AND AND FIGURE OUT YOU KNOW,HA WT REALLY HAPPENED HERE. BUT AS YOU SAID THISAS WA COLLEGE A COLLEGE PROGRAM THAT WAS HAPPENING HERE AND WHEN I SPOKE TO SCOTT WHO YOU JUST HEARD FROM THERE. HE SAID HE JUST SPOKE TO ANOTHER CHURCH MEMBER ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT’S BEEN GOING ON LATELY. HE MENTIONED THE TEXAS SHOOTING. AND HE SAID IRONICAY,LL YOU KNOW, I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHAT IF IT HAPPENED HERE AND THEN IT DID SO TO HEAR HIM SAY THAT WAS REALLY HEARTBREAKING AND WE’RE JUST GOING TO BE HERE COLLECTING INFORMATION ON THE SCENE TALKING TO PEOPLE AND HOPEFULLY IT GETS BETTER HERE, BUT I’VE SEEN A LOT OF PRAYER IN THIS PARKING LOT BACK TO YOU GUYS. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WELL LOVE MUCH MORE ON THIS COMING UP IN TSHI NEWSCAST HAS WARRANTED ALSO COMING UP ON KCCI WSNE AT 10:00 ON CHANNEL 8.1. ONCE AGAIN THREE PEOPLE DID TONIGHT. AN AMES FOLLOWING A SHOOT
3 dead after shooting outside of Cornerstone Church in Ames
The Story County Sheriff’s Office says a shooting took place outside of Cornerstone Church on the eastern edge of Ames on Thursday night. Officials say they received multiple 911 calls at 6:51 pm on Thursday. Two people and the male shooter are dead. The shooting happened during a college ministry event. There are currently no reports of others being injured. A KCCI crew at the scene saw crime scene tape around the church parking lot with ambulances and other emergency vehicles responding. The sheriff’s office says there is not an ongoing threat to the public. The motive behind the shooting is currently unclear. KCCI is following the story for any updates.
The Story County Sheriff’s Office says a shooting took place outside of Cornerstone Church on the eastern edge of Ames on Thursday night.
Officials say they received multiple 911 calls at 6:51 pm on Thursday. Two people and the male shooter are dead.
The shooting happened during a college ministry event.
There are currently no reports of others being injured.
A KCCI crew at the scene saw crime scene tape around the church parking lot with ambulances and other emergency vehicles responding.
The sheriff’s office says there is not an ongoing threat to the public. The motive behind the shooting is currently unclear.
This is a developing story. KCCI is following the story for any updates.