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2nd person charged with murder, attempted murder in Monday triple shooting in Des Moines

17-year-old Danil Deng and 18-year-old Mohaned Ishag have been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and carrying weapons.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two suspects have now been arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder in connection to a Monday night triple shooting.

Frederick M. McCuller II was found dead from gunshot wounds when police were called to 400 block of East 17th Street Monday around 8:15 p.m.

Two other Des Moines residents, a 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both had non-life-threatening gunshot injuries and were taken to the hospital, police said.

Danil James Deng, 17, was charged in adult court earlier this week with one count of Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Carrying Weapons, the Des Moines Police Department said in a release.

Deng was allegedly in possession of a handgun connected to the shooting when detectives investigated him this week.

Police announced late Friday night a second suspect, 18-year-old Mohaned Musa Ishag of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with the same crimes.

"Detectives learned during this investigation that Ishag and co-defendant Deng intentionally fired numerous gunshots at the victims as they stood in the 1400 block of E. 17th Street.," DMPD said in a release.

This is the city's sixth homicide of 2021.

Credit: Des Moines Police Department
A photo of Frederick M. McCuller II given to police by family. McCuller died Monday night in a shooting in Des Moines. (Aug. 31, 2021)

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