Shots Fired, One Injured in Incident near IWU Campus in Mount Pleasant

UPDATE….there is an unofficial report that the individuals involved in the incident are now in custody.

A fight, two shots fired and one person injured in an incident that began around 8:30 pm Tuesday night near the Iowa Wesleyan University campus.  No official details regarding how the fight started.  Law enforcement officers did search McKibbon Hall on campus looking for a person of interest who officers believed went into the dorm.  Mount Pleasant Police Chief Lyle Murray told KILJ one person of interest was found in the building.  He did confirm that a Mt. Pleasant High School student not an Iowa Wesleyan student, was injured but it appears his condition is not life threatening. On-campus students were directed to shelter in place.  The incident may have started with a verbal argument.

Mount Pleasant School Superintendent John Henriksen announced late Tuesday night that out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to let local law enforcement sort out the details of this incident, Mount Pleasant Pleasant Community School District is cancelling classes for Wednesday, April 13.