25th Sunday 2022
A six-year-old girl and her parents were killed in a shooting while they were at a vacation camp in the US state of Iowa, police said.
The bodies of Sarah Schmidt and Tyler Schmidt, both 42, and their daughter Lula were found in their tent at Maquoketa Caves State Park.
Their nine-year-old son survived the attack, a neighbor said.
The police confirm that the 23-year-old man, who is suspected of shooting, then shot himself. His body was also found in the park.
An investigation into the incident is underway, and Maquoketa Caves State Park has been identified as a crime scene. as contained in Mitch Mortvedt’s statementdeputy sheriff of the Iowa State Sheriff’s Office.
Mortvedt told local newspaper The Des Moines Register that there were no reports of an altercation between the suspected shooter and the suspect.
The suspected shooter has been identified as Anthony Orlando Sherwin, who was also staying at the resort.
The bodies of the victims were found on Friday morning, and emergency services were called at 6:23 am (6:23 am) local time.
The occupants of the park fled, and Sherwin, who was known to be armed, disappeared. After an aerial search, his body was found in a park, near where the camp is located.
Sarah Schmidt and Tyler Schmidt from Cedar Falls, Iowa, were devastated by the news.
The mayor of the city, Rob Green, wrote a Facebook message He says that he was working on a project that week with Sarah Schmidt, who was a staff member at the local library.
“Like many of you who are listening to this story, I am shocked,” he said.
“I knew Sarah well, and she and her family used to go for walks around the Sartori Park”.
‘Mayor’ Green’s message drew a lot of attention from those who expressed their grief and sorrow, and sympathized with the child who escaped.
A ‘GoFundMe’ page was set up on the internet to collect funds to help the boy, and by Sunday evening it had collected about 150,000 US dollars (Rs 154 million).
The woman who posted the page said she is Sarah Schmidt’s cousin, and that the boy is “surrounded by family and friends and we are helping him as much as we can”.
Authorities said autopsies will be conducted on all four bodies by the end of the week.
The park is expected to remain closed until at least Thursday.
Kayla Lyon, head of Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources, said, “It’s a long-standing tradition of enjoying our natural resources. [utangaje] of Iowa” was fired, but says he will continue.