A northwest Iowa man is in critical condition in a Sioux Falls, South Dakota hospital, the victim of a gun shot wound. Authorities say three people were involved, and two of them were injured. Details are still sketchy, but we now have some preliminary information from Lyon County Sheriff Blythe Bloemendaal.

Bloemendaal says that around 6:15 Sunday night, their office responded to a 9-1-1 call on Tama Street in Rock Rapids. Upon arrival the officers found a female with injuries and a male suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

The female was treated and released and the male was flown to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he is in critical condition. Due to conflicting stories and information that conflicts with evidence, Sheriff’s personnel have requested the state of Iowa Crime Scene Lab to process the house and State of Iowa D.C.I. agents to assist with the investigation.

By Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA, Sheldon