Authorities have arrested two teenagers for attempted murder after a drive-by shooting in Nevada on Monday.
According to a press release, the Nevada Public Safety Department responded to the intersection of Seventh Street and R Avenue at approximately 6:42 p.m. Monday on a report of shots fired.
As a result of the shooting, one adult male was transported to a medical facility to receive treatment for “gunshot wounds”, stated the release. Police are not currently identifying the victim, who’s injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
In an update Tuesday, Brandes told StoryCounty.News that the victim was released from Story County Medical Center late Monday evening following treatment.
In addition, Nevada police have announced the arrest of 18-year-old Tristyn William Rumbaugh on a count of Attempt to Commit Murder. An unnamed male juvenile teenager has also been charged with the same crime, according to Brandes.
Brandes told StoryCounty.News that the shooting was a “drive-by style” event.
When asked about a suspected motive behind the crime, Brandes referred to the ongoing investigation. “We’re still working on that,” he explained. “We believe it was more of a targeted thing. We’re still trying to gather all of that, but it does seem like the parties knew each other.”
According to Brandes, investigators were able to gather information that led to the two arrests because of a variety of elements. “There were a lot of people who were in the area when [the shooting] happened,” he stated. “There was a past interaction between the parties that led us in that direction. The rest was evidence-gathering from the scene.”
Based on that evidence, Brandes suspects that a handgun was used in the shooting. However, further details on the firearm wielded remains under investigation.
The Nevada Public Safety Department was assisted in the investigation by the Department of Criminal Investigations, Iowa State Patrol, Ames Police Department, Story County Sheriff’s Office, and Story County Conservation.