Local law enforcement are investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon on Ottumwa’s east side.
According to a press release, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at around 4:24 p.m., officers responded to the area of East Main and Brick Row after a call stated that a male was bleeding from his head and neck. Police responded and located a male victim who was identified as 20 year old Jose Rosalio Hernandez of Ottumwa. Shortly after, at approximately 4:27 p.m., other officers with the police department responded to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center Emergency Room on a report that a male had come to the ER with a gunshot wound to his leg. This male was identified as 18 year old Anibar Timothy of Ottumwa.
Subsequent investigation determined that an altercation took place at Foster Park on the East End of Ottumwa, between two groups of individuals. The injuries sustained by Timothy and Hernandez were a result of this incident, both individuals injuries were non life-threatening and they were treated and released from the hospital. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Ottumwa Police Department at (641) 683-0661.