Man found guilty in random shootings in Des Moines suburb

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Posted: Oct 22, 2015 7:29 AM

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been found guilty of randomly shooting at people while driving through a Des Moines suburb last November.

The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1QW9MMC ) reports that 33-year-old Pete Jason Polson was convicted Wednesday of several charges including attempted murder and two counts of assault with intent to inflict serious injury.

Prosecutors say Polson randomly shot at people in Pleasant Hill on Nov. 17, 2014.

Police say 25-year-old Zachary Whitehill was shot in the back and another bullet went through his neck and into his shoulder. Thirty-four-year-old Mark Mitchell was shot in the abdomen while he was on his front porch. A third man was shot at but was not injured.

Polson's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 9. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com