Mediapolis 12-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound

An update from the Des Moines County Sheriffs Office regarding the 12-year-old who suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday.

Authorities have confirmed that the child did die from his injury. Investigators are saying it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound and no foul play was involved. The victim is Kyler Schnedler of Mediapolis. Schnedler was transported to GRMC and then flown to Iowa City where he died yesterday.

The Mediapolis Community School is providing counselors to any students having difficulty with the situation.

  • em

    Y r kids dying younger and younger.???

    • none of you business

      I don’t know why he had to die so young but it wasn’t self inflicted

      • Cherie Schnedler

        I am definitely saddened by Kylers death. It is so hard to loose a friend.
        Self-inflicted could also mean accidentally. Please be there for his family, also.
        They need to know how much he means to his friends.

  • NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

    IT WASNT SELF INFLICTED!!!!! KYLER SCHNEDLER WAS MY FRIEND AND EVERYONE LIKED HIM HE LIKE EVERYONE THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS ME AND HIM WERE CLOSE HIS STEP MOM IS MY HOME ROOM TEACHER IT WAS AN ACCIDENT HE WOULDNT KILL HIMSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • just sayin

      you realize self-inflicted can also be accidental…

  • Lisa Frye

    I am sorry for the families loss.

    This is why guns should not be in homes with children. Kids should never have access to such a Deadly weapon. This horrible accident should of never happened.

    • Bill

      save your political tripe for some other catastrophe you can take advantage of.

  • Morgan

    I feel the same way, I knew Kyler and it’s terrible that this happened to him. My thoughts are with the Schnedlers. My father and I love you guys.