Iowa Western Student Wounded In Campus Shooting

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An Iowa Western Community College student is recovering after being shot on the Council Bluffs campus Saturday afternoon.

Police say the 19-year-old victim and another student arranged to meet someone near "The Village" area to sell an item just before 6 p.m. A gold, four-door car arrived with three young men inside. Two got out and got into the back seat of the car with the two students.

One of the suspects pulled a gun and demanded the students' wallets. The 19-year-old didn't think the gun was real and tried to grab it. During the struggle the gun fired, wounding the student in the left shoulder. Both suspects got out and left the scene in the car they came in.

The other student drove the victim to Jennie Edmundson Hospital where he was treated and released.

The suspects were described as black males in their late teens to early twenties. The victim's said they were about 5'8'' in height with thin builds. The suspect vehicle is described as a gold colored four door car with a sunroof.

Anyone with information about the shooting or suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 712-328-STOP.