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Ames police: 1 arrested for attempted murder in shooting that injured 2 Saturday

27-year-old Alabama native Anthony Garner Jr. is charged with attempted murder and three other felonies for the shooting.

AMES, Iowa — Two people are hospitalized and one is arrested following a shooting Saturday at an Ames hotel, according to a police press release.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the Quality Inn & Suites on E. 13th Street in Ames around 11:30 a.m. 

Two victims were located at the scene and then transported to local hospitals for treatment. The victims' statuses are not known currently.

Police arrested 27-year-old Alabama native Anthony Garner Jr. He is charged with attempted murder and three other felonies.

There is no ongoing threat to the public, police claim.

Anyone with information can contact the Ames Police Department at 515-239-5133 or the anonymous tip line, 515-239-5533. You may also contact Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.

Online anonymous tips may be submitted to www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com or text a tip, text “PCCS” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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