Four dead in Maquoketa Caves campground mass shooting ‘including gunman’

Officers respond to a mass shooting at an Iowa campground (Picture: Twitter)

Four people are reportedly dead after a mass shooting at a state park in Iowa.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a campground in Maquoketa Caves State Park just before 6.30 on Friday morning, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

They arrived to find three people Ki**ed by gunshot wounds in a tent. Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims, but did confirm that they were related.

Another camper, 23-year-old Anthony Orlando Sherwin, of Nebraska, was reported missing.

First responders at the scene at Maquoketa State Park (Picture: KWQC)

‘He was known to be armed. That of course heightened our awareness as well,’ said IDCI assistant director Mitch Mortvedt.

Authorities found Sherwin using a plane to search the area west of the park. He was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Camp Shalom, a nearby Christian summer camp, was locked down and evacuated. All campers were reportedly accounted for.

Maquoketa Caves State Park remains closed, but police said there is no longer a threat to the public.

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