A gunman has shot and killed two police officers in an apparent ambush attack, in the Des Moines area, in the US state of Iowa.
Two police officers have been shot and killed in an apparent ambush attack in the Des Moines, Iowa area.
State officials have launched a manhunt for the suspect or suspects, although police right now say they are working with very few details other than a vehicle description, according to Paul Parizek of the Des Moines police department.
The first officer responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 01:00 local time in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale and was shot and killed while sitting alone in his patrol car.
The second officer came in to assist in the initial incident and was also shot and killed.