OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Police in southeastern Iowa say one person is dead and another injured following a shootout with officers that sent a nearby elementary school into lockdown. Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew told CBS Des Moines affiliate KCCI that a person with an assault rifle opened fire on officers near the back of Liberty Elementary.
KCCI reports that the shootout happened after police received a report around 1:45 p.m. of three people with guns near Liberty Elementary.
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 evening that 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.