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Iowa man arrested after shooting at apartment, wounding dog

February 9, 2020 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is facing an attempted murder charge after he fired shots into an occupied apartment and hit a dog in the crossfire.

Des Moines Police said the 21-year-old gunman missed his intended target — a 19-year-old man — in the shooting. The dog was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital but wasn’t expected to survive the shooting.

The gunfire was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at the Des Moines apartment complex. The suspect was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

Witnesses told police that the suspect and the 19-year-old had an argument before the shooting.

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Police said officers found a substantial amount of narcotics during the investigation, but they didn’t provide details about where the drugs were found.