Douglass told CNN the victims included two boys and a girl. All three were taken to area hospitals.
Police began receiving calls around 2:48 p.m. CT (3:48 p.m. ET), said Police Sgt. Paul Parisek.
DMPD & DMFD on site at East HS. Several victims of shooting outside the school. MEDIA POSTING at E.13th St and Buchanan. Enter the scene from University Ave. PIO. pic.twitter.com/UM4asQwtOb
— Des Moines Police Department (@DMPolice) March 7, 2022
Police have arrested potential suspects, Parizek said.
According to a Twitter statement from Des Moines Public Schools, the school is currently on lockdown.
“There are reports of a shooting near East High School. The police are actively investigating. The district works with employees and families. We will have more information as it becomes available. East High School is currently a suspended school. More information will be available shortly,” the school district tweeted.
The Kansas City Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is on site and providing assistance with the investigation, the agency tweeted.
CNN is reaching out to the school district and police department for more information.
This is an evolving story and will be updated.
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