Iowa Western Student Shot on Campus During Robbery Attempt
COUNCIL BLUFFS (KPTM) - Students and staff at Iowa Western Community College are on edge after one of their own was shot.
Police said a student was shot in a car in a parking lot on campus Saturday night. Investigators said he was the victim of an attempted robbery.
“It makes me a little bit nervous knowing that it happened like 100 to 200 feet of where I’m usually at,” student, Allison Townsend said.
The shooting happened near the "village" area of the eastern Council Bluffs campus before 6 p.m. Saturday. Police say two 19-year-old students arranged to meet someone to sell an item to two men. When the men arrived, they got in the back seat and showed a gun.
Police say one student did not believe the gun was real and tried to grab it. He was shot in the upper left arm/shoulder area. The men in the back seat took off in their car, and the man who was shot was driven to the hospital by his friend.
“Last night when my friends were coming back from out eating, they said they was driving up from the village and they heard somebody got shot and heard screaming and yelling,” student, Marlon Harrison said.
The student was treated and released later Saturday night. Police have not identified either of the students. People living on campus said the victim is a football player.
“All I know is one of my teammates got shot in the arm and he’s out of the hospital.I think he’s all good, he’s got a nice looking scar,” student, Nick Hughes said.
The suspects' car is described as a gold four door sedan with a sunroof. Investigators said the shooter is a black male in his late teens to early twenties. He is approximately 5'8", with a thin build. At the time, the shooter was wearing a Rastafarian type shirt and had dreadlocks. Police say there was a third man in the car who never got out. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call 328-STOP.