Two Iowa Police Officers Killed In "Ambush-Style Attacks", Gunman On The Loose

The police killings are back. Two cops in Iowa were fatally shot early Wednesday and the gunman is on the loose following what appeared to be an "ambush-style attack", the local police said.

The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release that the shootings took place early Wednesday. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot. According to the police statement, an Urbandale police officer was found shot to death near a high school in suburban Des Moines around 1 a.m. local time.

The Associated Press adds that Des Moines officers responded to assist. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot. Both officers have died.

Des Moines police said both shootings “appear to have been ambush-style attacks” and the assailant is on the lam.

The Des Moines Police Department said suspect information is being developed. The agency didn't immediately release any other information but said a news conference was planned for 5 a.m.

The conference and local updates can be followed live after the jump courtesy of CBS.