By Jenn Jacques
An 18-year-old Iowa man learned how well Gun (and Drug)-Free School Zones work Tuesday night when he was shot in the leg in a Des Moines elementary school parking lot.
Darrius Colter Jr., says he was with two men and a friend serving as his “middle man” for the meeting where he was looking to buy pot from someone he didn’t know. While he stood outside his vehicle, he says another vehicle pulled up and someone from inside shot him in the thigh.
Officers were called to 3141 SW Seventh St. around 8:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a gunshot victim. Witnesses in the area reported hearing three gunshots as well as a white car and a maroon car leaving the school parking lot following the incident.
The victim was able to run away from his shooter, but lost his phone at some point in the incident. After knocking on several doors, he was able to convince a nearby resident to let him in and call 911 for him, he told authorities. He was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center where he is in stable condition.
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Source:: Bearing Arms