Eastern Iowa State Park Shooting Video Goes Viral On Social Media, Four People Dead In This Shooting: Says Reports! Police said that three people were killed and the suspect gunman was also killed in Friday’s shooting at an eastern Iowa state park. According to Mike Krapfl (special agent in charge of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation), police responded to the reports of the shooting at Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground just before 6:30 AM.
Krapfl stated that officers responding to reports of shootings found three victims at the scene. He did not give details about their deaths and has not revealed their identities. According to him, officers found the body of a man from Nebraska who died from a self-inflicted gunshot injury while searching the campground. He was identified by authorities as Anthony Sherwin, 23 years old. For More Updates Stay Tuned With Statehooddc.com.
Eastern Iowa State Park Shooting Video
In the aftermath of the shooting, the campground was evacuated. Camp Shalom, a children’s camp located on the site, stated in a Facebook post that parents were notified and that they had set up a pick-up location for campers. Officials at Camp Shalom said that they have found all campers.
Krapfl stated that the park is still closed, but that it poses no threat to the public. “I am closely monitoring the situation in Maquoketa Caves State Park. Praying for the families of those who have been killed and their loved ones. I am grateful to Iowa law enforcement for responding to +camp staff for ensuring safety for other campers. Violence cannot be tolerated.
The Natural Bridge, a 50-foot arching bridge, can be seen over the creek. Or you can enter smaller rock tubes such as Bat Passage, where your feet will get wet from the cold water. For a more intense experience in caving, visit Steel Gate Passage. Or you can witness the marvel of the 17-ton Balanced Rock which rests on a base that is a foot wide. Maquoketa Caves State Park can be found at 9688 Caves Road in Jackson County, approximately 10 miles north of Maquoketa.