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4-year-old in Ankeny dies from gunshot wound, police say

Medics treated the girl on scene before taking her to an area hospital where she passed away.

ANKENY, Iowa — A young girl in Ankeny has died after being shot Monday morning, the Ankeny Police Department said.

Police and the Ankeny Fire Department initially responded to a call of a 4-year-old with a gunshot wound around 11:30 a.m. on NE 5th Street.

Medics treated the girl on scene before taking her to an area hospital where she passed away.

Police are investigating the incident and interviewing the girl's family, neighbors and witnesses to determine what happened, a release states. No one has been arrested as of Monday afternoon.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Ankeny Police Department at 515-289-5240.

This is a developing story, and will be updated with more information as it becomes available. Download the We Are Iowa app or subscribe to Local 5's "5 Things to Know" email newsletter for the latest.

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