6.3 C
London
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Anthony Sherwin shoots family in Iowa State Park, commits suicide

Must read

Hae-yi confesses her feelings, sobbing Sun-ho! WATCH

The love between the Theia members continues to blossom. Well, they've seen a lot of ups and downs all season. Now, finally,...

Trai publishes recommendations on the licensing framework for establishing and operating a satellite earth station gateway

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) issued recommendations on Tuesday about the "license framework for establishing and operating a gateway for satellite earth...

Reign Walker: The Life of Kyle Walker’s Son with His Wife Annie Kilner

Reign Walker is the son of an English professional footballer Kyle Walker. His father represents Manchester City and the England national team as...

Is he in a secret relationship with a male Dubai fan?

The UK's most famous and well-known recording artist, Matty Healy has received a lot of criticism for his behavior and addiction. While he...
Shreya Christinahttps://londonbusinessblog.com
Shreya has been with londonbusinessblog.com for 3 years, writing copy for client websites, blog posts, EDMs and other mediums to engage readers and encourage action. By collaborating with clients, our SEO manager and the wider londonbusinessblog.com team, Shreya seeks to understand an audience before creating memorable, persuasive copy.

Three family members were shot and killed Friday while camping in a state park in eastern Iowa, and the suspected gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Officers responded to reports of the shooting at the Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground before 6:30 a.m. Friday, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said in a statement. Officers found three fatal shots in a tent at the campground, department assistant director Mitch Mortvedt said.

Tyler Schmidt, 42, Sarah Schmidt, 42, and Lula Schmidt, 6, of Cedar Falls were all related — according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Mortvedt did not explain how they were related and did not give a motive for the murders.

Officials immediately evacuated everyone from the park, a children’s summer camp on the property and the campground. Once the evacuation was complete, the only registered camper who went unregistered was 23-year-old Anthony Sherwin, Mortvedt said.

Emergency services block access to Maquoketa Caves State Park as police investigate the July 22, 2022 shooting in Maquoketa.
AP

“He was known to be armed. Of course, that also made us aware,” Mortvedt said. Iowa allows licensed people to carry firearms virtually anywhere in the state. Officials did not say whether Sherwin was licensed.

Using a plane to search the area, police later found Sherwin dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area of ​​the park. Sherwin was from Nebraska, and investigators don’t believe he had a previous relationship with the victims, Mortvedt said.

Mortvedt said he couldn’t tell if Sherwin had a criminal record. A search of online court records in Nebraska and Iowa yielded no evidence of past criminal behavior.

Authorities enter a mobile command center at the entrance to Maquoketa Caves State Park on July 22, 2022 in Maquoketa.
Authorities enter a mobile command center at the entrance to Maquoketa Caves State Park on July 22, 2022 in Maquoketa.
AP

Autopsies on Sherwin and the victims would be performed over the weekend, Mortvedt said, and more information would likely be released based on those findings.

The park, which remained closed Friday, is located about 50 miles east of Cedar Rapids.

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

Hae-yi confesses her feelings, sobbing Sun-ho! WATCH

The love between the Theia members continues to blossom. Well, they've seen a lot of ups and downs all season. Now, finally,...

Trai publishes recommendations on the licensing framework for establishing and operating a satellite earth station gateway

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) issued recommendations on Tuesday about the "license framework for establishing and operating a gateway for satellite earth...

Reign Walker: The Life of Kyle Walker’s Son with His Wife Annie Kilner

Reign Walker is the son of an English professional footballer Kyle Walker. His father represents Manchester City and the England national team as...

Is he in a secret relationship with a male Dubai fan?

The UK's most famous and well-known recording artist, Matty Healy has received a lot of criticism for his behavior and addiction. While he...

The Supreme Court takes the request to revive Biden’s key immigration policy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider the Biden administration's efforts to revive policies that prioritize immigration enforcement by focusing on threats to public...