Two police officers killed in apparent ambush attacks in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Two police officers are dead following what is being called “ambush-style attacks” in Des Moines.

According to Des Moines Police, the incident started at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired near 70th and Aurora.  The first officer who arrived at that scene found an Urbandale police officer suffering from a gunshot wound.  Twenty minutes later a Des Moines police officer was found shot at the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Drive.  Both officers died from their wounds.

Des Moines Police describe the shootings as ambush-style attacks.

At this time there is no information on a suspect and no arrests have been made.

This is a developing story.