A shooting incident in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday around 1 pm led to the death of two students while one adult is critically injured and battling death. The incident took place at the offices of the Starts Right Here – an educational mentorship non-profit started by rapper Will Holmes that helps high-risk youth.

According to police spokesperson Paul Parizek, the injured adult is an employee of the foundation but the exact nature of his role there is unclear. He was critically wounded in the shooting. Parizek added that the police found the students in critical condition and performed CPR on them. However, on being taken to the hospital, they were pronounced dead. 

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The shootings are the most recent in a string of violent incidents that have rocked the Des Moines region since early December. These incidents include at least 10 homicides, including the shooting death of a 16-year-old by Des Moines police after they claimed he pointed a gun at them, as well as a number of non-fatal shootings.

Parizek said that “there was nothing random” about Monday’s shootings and the motive of the shooter is unclear. Given the fact that it was the eighth homicide incident in Des Moines in the last couple of months, Parizek said: “the why is the one thing that sometimes we never know, unless somebody tells us the why.”

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Holmes is yet to responded to the incident and it is unclear if any news outlet reached out to him for a reaction. Incidentally, the Des Moines police chief Dana Wingert is on the board of Starts Right Here, as is the Republican governor Kim Reynolds.

This is a developing story and more details will be added/ altered as updates come.