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No arrests made in Saturday shooting

Incident is third shooting in FD since 2011 began

February 15, 2011
By LINDSEY MUTCHLER, Messenger staff writer

A teenager was shot in the upper torso Saturday night in the 1300 block of Sixth Avenue South.

The victim was 19-year-old Kersey Sar Sande, of Minneapolis, Minn., who was dropped off at Trinity Regional Medical Center around 10:30 p.m. by a private vehicle. Fort Dodge police arrived on the scene shortly after.

A press release from the department said Sande was in stable condition and recovering in Trinity's intensive care unit.

Police said witnesses indicated Sande was shot after a fight with another male. Officers were assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Saturday evening interviewing witnesses, processing the scene and collecting evidence.

No arrests have been made, and investigators are working to identify the person who shot Sande and to recover the weapon used.

In the Fort Dodge police logs, the incident was described as an attempted murder.

Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said no new information was available on the status of the investigation.

This is the third shooting in Fort Dodge since January.

The first occurred New Year's Eve in the 1100 block of 10th Avenue Southwest. No one was injured. The second happened Jan. 23 at 1208 11th Ave. S.W., in which a woman was struck in the arm and transported to Iowa City due to the nature of her injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the shootings is urged to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1426 or Webster County Crime Stoppers - which can be contacted anonymously - at 573-1444.

Contact Lindsey Mutchler at (515) 573-2141 or



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