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SUSPECT KILLED IN SHOOTOUT NEAR OTTUMWA IOWA SCHOOL

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One person is dead and another injured following a shootout with officers in Ottumwa, Iowa Friday afternoon that sent a nearby elementary school into lockdown.

The shootout happened after police received a report around 1:40 p.m. of people with guns outside near Liberty Elementary in Ottumwa.

Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew says that when officers arrived, the suspects and officers exchanged gunfire.
The shooting left one suspect dead.

McAndrew says another suspect was taken to a local hospital with “very serious injuries.”

He says another person was arrested and a fourth suspect initially was on the run.

Police confirmed Friday night the fourth suspect was arrested.

Students and staff at Liberty Elementary were taken to a shelter inside the school guarded by police and remained there until late Friday afternoon.