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Shooting Death East of Knoxville Investigated

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 5:23p.m. Saturday, Marion the County Sheriff’s dispatch received a 911 call for assistance approximately one mile east of Knoxville. This phone call was in reference to an individual who had been found unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The scene was secured by Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol and first responders were called. After life-saving attempts were performed on the scene, the individual was pronounced deceased. An autopsy is being conducted by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is being conducted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and at this time no foul play is suspected.