Iowa state park shooting kills 4, including shooter

Four people were found dead Friday morning at a state park in eastern Iowa, police said, including the suspected shooter.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the Maquoketa Caves State Park campground before 6:30 a.m., Mike Krapfl, special agent in charge of the Iowa Criminal Investigations Division, said in a communicated.

Responding officers found three people dead in a tent at the scene, Krapfl said. The victims have been identified as Tyler Schmidt, 42, Sarah Schmidt, 42, and Lulu Schmidt, 6, of Cedar Falls. Authorities have previously said they are related.

Officers searching the campground found the body of a Nebraska man who had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities have identified the suspected shooter as 23-year-old Anthony Orlando Sherwin.

Sherwin “was known to be armed,” said Mitch Mortvedt, deputy director of the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations.

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