DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have identified a woman killed in a Christmas Eve shooting.

Police said Wednesday that 34-year-old Johnita Larie Clemons, of Des Moines, was found Tuesday night inside a home on the city's north side. Gunshots had been reported earlier in the area.

Police say four witnesses were taken in for questioning. Additional information about them has not been released.

Sgt. Jason Halifax says the case remains under investigation.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman.

Police announced the investigation late Tuesday. In a news release, police said they were called to a home in the northern part of the city at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after gunshots were reported.

Officers found a slain woman in her 30s inside the house. Her identity has not been released because police want to first notify her family.

Four witnesses were taken to the Des Moines Police Station for interviews. No further information has been released about the investigation.

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