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Police identify man killed in Des Moines Monday night shooting

Des Moines police say 40-year-old Des Moines resident Frederick M. McCuller II died at the scene Monday night.

DES MOINES, Iowa — One person is dead and two are hospitalized after a shooting in the 1400 block of E 17th Street Monday night, according to the Des Moines Police Department.

Tuesday, police identified the deceased as 40-year-old Des Moines resident Frederick M. McCuller II. He was found dead at the scene from gunshot wounds. 

Two other Des Moines residents, a 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both "sustained non-life-threatening" gun injuries, according to police. They were both transported to a local hospital.

Police say the call came in around 8:16 p.m. Monday. 

Local 5's Eva Andersen and Jon Diaz were at the scene where more than 10 people gathered in front of a home as well as several emergency responder vehicles. 

An ambulance pulled away from the scene as Local 5 arrived.

One neighbor told Local 5 there was a body on the ground of a family friend who was visiting.

Another neighbor said they heard about a dozen popping sounds around 8:30 p.m. He and his friend were sitting on a front lawn about a block away when they heard the pops, thinking they were fireworks.

When they looked closer they saw police vehicles arrive. 

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