I-29 shooting update, 10:50-a.m. Oct. 6th


October 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in western Iowa continue to investigate the shooting of a person whose body was found in a ditch along Interstate 29, in Harrison County.  Harrison County Sheriff Patrick Sears told KJAN News a Trooper was investigating a car on the side of the road on I-29 soutbound at the 76-mile marker, when  he noticed the body of  a man in the ditch.  The unidentified victim  had suffered a gunshot wound, but the sheriff would not comment on where the man was shot.  

The victim , who Sears said was from Nebraska, was transported to Alegent Health Hospital in Missouri Valley, before being flown to  Creighton University Hospital in Omaha.  While saying an investigation into the incident remains on-going, Sears said foulplay is NOT suspected.