Southwest Iowa man shot, dies

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:25 a.m. CST

BEDFORD — Taylor County Sheriff's Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are investigating the shooting death of a man in southwest Iowa.

According to a DCI press release, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call Wednesday indicating a shooting had occurred.  Authorities arrived on scene and identified the body of an adult male who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. 

The unidentified victim was transported to Heartland Medical Hospital in St. Joseph, Mo., where he died.

Law enforcement are withholding the identity of the victim pending family notification.

An autopsy is pending at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.

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