The police killings are back. Two cops in Iowa were fatally shot early Wednesday and the gunman is on the loose following what appeared to be an “ambush-style attack”, the local police said. 

The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release that the shootings took place early Wednesday. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot. According to the police statement, an Urbandale police officer was found shot to death near a high school in suburban Des Moines around 1 a.m. local time.

The Associated Press adds that Des Moines officers responded to assist. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot. Both officers have died.

Des Moines police said both shootings “appear to have been ambush-style attacks” and the assailant is on the lam.

The Des Moines Police Department said suspect information is being developed. The agency didn’t immediately release any other information but said a news conference was planned for 5 a.m.

The conference and local updates can be followed live after the jump courtesy of CBS.


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