A woman was injured Wednesday afternoon after a reported shooting in the Pleasant Valley section of Fort Dodge.
The woman, whose name was not disclosed by press time, was treated and released from Trinity Regional Medical Center, according to Fort Dodge Police Capt. Robert Thode.
Two people were detained, but no one had been arrested as of Wednesday evening, he said.
Their names were not disclosed.
Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said Wednesday night that the investigation was ongoing and he did not know when more information would be available.
Police responded to the 1100 block of 10th Avenue S.W. around 4:45 p.m. after a report that shots had been fired, according to police scanner traffic.
Officers pulled over a vehicle that was traveling on Mason Drive about a minute later.
Thode confirmed that vehicle stop was related to the incident on 10th Avenue S.W.
A neighbor across the street, who did not want to give her name, heard the shooting.
“I was sitting here watching TV,” the neighbor said. “When I heard the shots, I ducked down.”
Paramedics arrived shortly after that to transport the injured woman to Trinity.
After the ambulance left, a woman started yelling at a crowd of people. She was handcuffed and briefly detained by Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Van Waes, but was released after a few minutes.
As officers wrapped police tape around three houses, police detectives were seen taking notes and photographs of the crime scene. Other officers spoke to witnesses.
At one point, another person was detained and taken to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center.
Around 7 p.m., members of the Fort Dodge/Webster County Special Emergency Response Team arrived after obtaining a search warrant for two homes.
Before entering 1128 10th Ave. S.W., Van Waes used his squad car’s public address system to warn the resident that officers were outside with a warrant.
“This is the Webster County Sheriff’s Department. We have a search warrant for your house,” Van Waes said. “Come out the front door.”
A woman emerged and police directed her across the street. She was not taken into custody.
A search warrant was also executed at 1120 10th Ave. S.W.
SERT officers left the scene after about 30 minutes.
The crime scene tape was removed around 8 p.m., with all other officers leaving a short time later.
First Assistant Webster County Attorney Jennifer Benson, who was on scene briefly, declined to comment, saying it was a “pending investigation.”
Numerous witnesses who were standing around the scene also declined to comment.
The Fort Dodge Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation were also on scene.