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Mediapolis boy dies from self-inflicted wound

Nov 07, 2013

MEDIAPOLIS — Kyler Schenler, 12, Mediapolis, was pronounced dead on Nov. 6, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as the result of a gunshot wound which authorities determined was self-inflicted.

On Nov. 5, deputies from the Des Moines County Sheriff’s office were called to the 7000 block of 260th Street in Mediapolis for a 12-year-old who was the victim of a gunshot wound. Schnedler was transported from the area to Great River Medical Center and then to University of Iowa Hospitals.

An investigation into the matter by the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office concluded the gunshot was self-inflicted and no foul play was involved.

The Mediapolis Community School is providing counselors to any students having difficulty with the situation or who would like to talk.

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