Who is Octavio Lopez and Nyang Chamdual, Are The Dead? shooting outside Des Moines East High School

Who is Octavio Lopez and Nyang Chamdual, Are The Dead? shooting outside Des Moines East High School: Police have arrested six local teenagers and charged them with murder in Monday’s shooting outside East High School that left one teenager dead and two others in critical condition.

A 15-year-old boy was shot dead in the car, police said. Two young women, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, were also shot and remain in critical condition.

The fatal victim was the intended target, along with the other two victims, according to Des Moines Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Pariszek. Pariszek said the gunshots came from multiple gunmen and multiple vehicles.

According to the Des Moines Police Department, the following local teens have been charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted adult murder:

  • Octavio Lopez, 17, from Des Moines.
  • Nyang Chamdual, 14, from Des Moines.
  • Manuel Buezo, 16, from Des Moines.
  • Romero Perdomo, 16, from Des Moines
  • Alex Perdomo, 15, Des Moines
  • Henry Valadares-Amaya, 17, of Des Moines.

“While this incident happened outside the school, it could have happened in any of our communities. The school is where the suspects found their target,” Pariszek said.

“Within an hour of the incident, almost all the suspects were in custody. Within a few hours, it was all over.”

Five residential warrants and six vehicle warrants were executed in the city, Parizek said. He said six firearms were seized.

The victim’s name was not given. The 15-year-old did not attend East High, Parizek said. The other two seriously injured victims were school students, he said.

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The murder is the fourth in the city in 2022.

The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Near the northwest corner of the school campus, school officials said. Police recovered shell casings at the scene.

Des Moines Public Schools announced that grief counselors will be available to students and staff throughout the week.

The Des Moines Police Department is continuing to investigate the shooting in conjunction with the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Iowa State Patrol, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Des Moines Public Schools Department of Public Safety.

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School and public safety officials said the shooting left the city in grief.

“Our entire community is in mourning right now,” Des Moines Superintendent Thomas Ahart said Monday night. “In Des Moines, we don’t have young lives to keep.”

Police Chief Dana Wingert was at the scene Monday afternoon and evening.

“This is a dark day for the city of Des Moines,” Wingert said at an evening news conference. “Another tragic loss of life. Each of them is tragic. Each of them is meaningless.”

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