Monday 22nd April 2024

An update from the shooting that happened on E Church Street Wednesday afternoon, according to the Marshalltown Police Department preliminary indications pointing to a murder-suicide involving an estranged married couple who had been living separately.  Hermelinda Alcala-de-Villagomez, age 57, was the woman who died at the scene of the incident from her injuries sustained.  72-year-old Jose Carmen Villagomez-Torres was eventually transported from UnityPoint to a hospital in Des Moines.  He too, eventually died from his injuries.  The investigation is on-going but preliminary details indicate that Villagomez-Torres shot Alcala-de-Villagomez and then shot himself.

Wednesday afternoon the Marshalltown Police were dispatched to the 600 block of E Church Street for a reported shooting.  Around 4:30pm, Marshalltown Police found an adult female, age 57, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  She eventually died at the scene.  The Police also found an adult male, age 72, with a gunshot wound, he was transferred to UnityPoint Hospital in Marshalltown before he was then sent to a Des Moines hospital for life-threatening injuries.  This investigation is on-going, but the Police are not actively looking for any other involved parties, as no information or evidence indicates any danger to the public.  Names will be released pending notification of the family, the investigation is still on-going.


Zach Tomesch, News Director KFJB