Fort Dodge police investigate shooting

The victim of a shooting Friday was released later in the afternoon as police searched for more clues in a case they’re calling an attempted murder.

Cameron D. Carodine, 23, of Fort Dodge, received non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.

Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said officers were in the area of 300 N. Ninth St. around 12:14 p.m. Friday after receiving a call about gunshots being fired in the neighborhood.

“Almost simultaneously, another call came in from the 800 block of Fourth Avenue North, less than a block away,” Carmody said.

That call reported that a man, who police identified as Carodine, had been shot.

Officers arrived at 811 Fourth Ave. N., to find Carodine suffering from a single gunshot wound to his left hip area. At the scene, Carodine appeared to be conscious and alert as he was loaded into an ambulance and taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center.

He was released from the hospital a short time later.

Investigators believe Carodine had gotten into a fight with an unidentified black man when the shooting happened. Carmody said more specific information on the suspect was not immediately available.

As the investigation continues, Carmody said officers are interviewing witnesses and looking for other evidence that will lead them to the suspect.

“We believe that there are additional witnesses who have valuable information that would help us bring closure to the victim and his family,” he said, adding the Webster County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are helping in the case.

Anybody with information on the shooting is asked to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1426 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444. Tips can also be submitted online at or by texting “LEC” and the tip to 274637.