School Shooting Des Moines

Will Holmes, a rapper who goes by the stage name Will Keeps, founder of Starts Right Here, stands for a photo at his organization in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Two teenage students were killed and a man was seriously injured in what police called a targeted shooting at the alternative educational program for at-risk youth in Des Moines. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP)

DES MOINES, Iowa — An 18-year-old who police say was involved in an ongoing gang dispute walked into the common area of an alternative education program for at-risk students and fatally shot two teenagers in a premeditated attack — chasing one of them down and shooting him several more times when he tried to run, according to a charging document released, Tuesday.

Police said the shooting, on Monday, that also left the founder of the Starts Right Here program with life-threatening injuries was a targeted attack. The founder, 49-year-old William Holmes, underwent surgery and was in serious condition.

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