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Des Moines police identify man killed in Thursday's shooting

The shooting happened Thursday morning at an apartment complex just west of Drake University's fraternity row.

DES MOINES, Iowa — UPDATE (8 a.m. April 8): Des Moines police released the name of the man killed in Thursday's shooting as 36-year-old Ruben Lee Porter Sr. 

Police said he was a Des Moines resident. 

UPDATE (12 p.m. April 7): Des Moines police confirmed a man has died in connection to the shooting that occurred Thursday morning near Drake University.

The man was shot multiple times inside an apartment complex near 34th and Forest avenues, police said. The incident remained under investigation as of Thursday afternoon.

This is the sixth homicide in Des Moines this year.

ORIGINAL (7:45 a.m. April 7): Des Moines police and fire crews are investigating a shooting Thursday morning, April 7 near Drake University's fraternity row.

A spokesperson with the Des Moines Fire Department said a man in his forties was shot multiple times near 34th and Forest avenues.

Des Moines police said when officers arrived at about 7 a.m. to find the injured man and began performing CPR. Medics took the man to MercyOne Des Moines, but there was no word on his condition as of 9 a.m. Thursday.

According to the fire department, there was no suspect at the scene.

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