WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — One person is dead and another injured following an "attempted murder-suicide" at a West Des Moines townhome, according to West Des Moines police.
The department received a call shortly before 4 p.m. Monday from a woman who said her significant other had shot her.
Police responded to a townhome on Copper Drive in West Des Moines where they located a woman with a gunshot wound to her head.
A deceased man, identified as 42-year-old Chad Michael of West Des Moines, was found in front of the residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.
The woman was transported to a hospital and is being treated for serious injuries.
"Through the course of a detailed investigation, detectives have determined this unfortunate incident to be an attempted murder-suicide that took place at the residence," said Sgt. Jason Heintz in a press release.
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