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6 year old girl and, 3 were shot dead in a tent at an Iowa state campground

6 year old girl and, 3 were shot dead in a tent at an Iowa state campground

6 year old girl and, 3 were shot dead in a tent at an Iowa state campground

3 people were shot dead in a tent at an Iowa state

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  • The bodies of three family members found in their tent at Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground.
  • Iowa allows people with permits to carry firearms virtually anywhere in the state.
  • The only person not accounted for after the evacuation was 23-year-old Anthony Sherwin.
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Three Iowan family members, including a 6-year-old daughter, shot and killed; while camping at a state park; the shooter was reportedly a Nebraskan who later turned the pistol on himself; according to authorities. The fatalities, named as Tyler Schmidt, 42, Sarah Schmidt, 42; and 6-year-old Lulu Schmidt by the Iowa Department of Public Safety; discovered in their tent early on Friday at the Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground; some 180 miles (290 kilometres) east of Des Moines.

Investigators have not revealed the attack’s motivation.
Mitch Mortvedt, the division’s associate director; said the fatalities have connection but didn’t go into any detail.

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A summer camp for kids was among the facilities that had to be evacuated; when the remains found in the park and campsite. Anthony Sherwin, age 23, was the sole person still missing; following the evacuation, according to Mortvedt.

“He was said to carry a gun. Naturally, that increased our consciousness “explained Mortvedt. In almost every part of the state; Iowans with permits may carry weapons. Officials declined to comment on Sherwin’s permission status.

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