Teen Injured in Weekend Drive By Shooting

OTTUMWA – On the morning of Sunday October 7, 2018 at approximately 3:13 am, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a subject shot at a residence located at 822 Ellis Avenue in Ottumwa. Responding officers located a 17 year old male at that address that had been shot in the leg. The male was transported to Ottumwa Regional Health Center.


The initial investigation indicates the shooting was the result of a disagreement between two subjects over an illegal drug transaction.  Approximately thirteen rounds from a 9mm handgun were fired from a vehicle as it passed the residence.


Anyone having information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Ottumwa Police Department Investigations Unit at 641-683-0661.


Please note the following pursuant to recent Supreme Court rulings:   “A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”