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14-year-old boy shot in head, Des Moines police say

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police are investigating the shooting of a 14-year-old boy who was injured while riding in a car in downtown Des Moines.

Police say Yore Thour Jiang, of Des Moines, was in a car driven by a relative when he suffered a gunshot wound about 6:15 p.m. Monday.

He remained in critical condition Tuesday.

Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek told The Des Moines Register that two bullets also hit the windows of a nearby bank.

Parizek says investigators don't know if the shooting was random, but there was no evidence the victim provoked the shooting.

The boy is a freshman at Roosevelt High School. Principal Kevin Biggs says he underwent surgery and was resting in an intensive care unit Tuesday morning.

Parizek says it's fortunate more people weren't injured.

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