Ames police investigating Thursday shooting; victim in stable condition

Isabella Rosario
Ames Tribune

A man was accidentally shot Thursday afternoon and is in stable condition, according to a news release from the Ames Police Department.

Just before 4 p.m. Thursday, Ames police responded to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of South Oak Avenue. Officers found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his lower leg, the news release said. 

According to police, the man said another person accidentally shot him inside the apartment and left before police arrived. The man was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center, the news release said.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ames Police Department at 515-239-5133 or the anonymous tip line 515-239-5533. You may also contact Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. Online anonymous tips may be submitted to

Isabella Rosario is a public safety reporter for the Ames Tribune. She can be reached by email at or on Twitter at @irosarioc.