UPDATE: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has confirmed three people are dead and the suspected shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the Iowa Department of Safety at about 6:23 a.m. this morning, Friday, July 22, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and DCI were notified of a triple homicide at the Maquoketa Caves State Park campground. Officers located three deceased bodies.

Officers later found that a camper was unaccounted for. Following a search of the area, officers found the deceased body of Anthony Orlando Sherwin, 23, west of the park. Sherwin appears to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and there is no danger to the public.

Anthony Orlando Sherwin, Iowa DCI photo
Anthony Orlando Sherwin, Iowa DCI photo

Authorities are asking everyone to stay clear of the area. At this time, Maquoketa Caves State Park is an active crime scene and is closed until further notice.

EARLIER: Iowa Divison of Criminal Investigation has confirmed a shooting at the Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground.

There is no suspect in custody and no description of the suspect. Officials are actively searching the perimeter of the park.

The campground is evacuated, according to DCI. Officials have asked residents in the area to use extreme caution.

Anyone who witnessed the shooter or anyone with information should immediately call 911.

Camp Shalom has been evacuated and parents of campers have been alerted. A pick-up sight has been established and all campers have been accounted for.

Updates on the incident will be provided when the story develops.

See More Here: KWQC

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