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2 Iowa police officers killed in separate ambush-style shootings, police say

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Iowa police officers were killed in what police call “ambush-style attacks” early Wednesday.

WOI reports officers responded to a report of shots fired around 1:06 a.m. and discovered one wounded officer. About 25 minutes later, officers responded to another call and found an additional officer who had been shot about two blocks away.

Both officers died from their injuries.

In a press release, police described the shootings as being “ambush-style attacks.” A statewide manhunt has been launched to find the suspect or suspects.

“There’s clearly a danger if you’re a police officer. These guys were sitting in their cars doing nothing wrong,” said Des Moines Sgt. Paul Parizek during a 6 a.m. news conference. “There’s somebody out there shooting police officers. We hope to find him before anyone else gets hurt.”

The investigation is ongoing.