Authorities in southwest Iowa are investigating the shooting of a teenager in the town of Casey. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call at around 4 P.M. Wednesday of a 17-year old male having been shot in the back.
When officers with the Guthrie and Adair County Sheriff’s office along with the Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene, they learned the teen had been walking down the street when an unknown, older, dirty, dark-colored four-door car pulled up and fired a shot at the boy.
The teen was hit in the lower back with a small caliber projectile. He was taken to the Guthrie County Hospital for treatment before being transferred to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, where he was reported to be in stable condition. The Sheriff’s Department says it’s not clear what type of weapon was used, and the identity of the shooter remains a mystery.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Deputy Jesse Swensen with the Guthrie County Sheriff’s office, at 641-747-2214.