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Police: More Than A Dozen Shots Fired In Friday Iowa City Shooting
By Lee Hermiston, Reporter
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa City police have worked around the clock since Friday night, investigating a shooting that left a woman seriously injured.
Officers responded to the Pheasant Ridge Apartment Complex in the 2600 block of Bartelt Raod at 11:50 p.m. Friday for a report of shots fired. Police found a woman who had been shot. Iowa City Police Sgt. Vicki Lalla said the woman suffered severe injuries in the shooting.
"It's not life threatening, but it's a very serious injury," Lalla said Monday.
Lalla said the woman was inside one of the Pheasant Ridge buildings when she was hit. Police said multiple witnesses reported multiple shots were fired. Lalla said the exact number of shots isn't know, but "it was more than 12." The shooter or shooters - police are still investigating how many people were involved in the shooting - hit one of the buildings, as well as three to four cars.
The shooting was not a drive-by, but Lalla said she could not elaborate on the manner of shooting. Whether the woman or her building were targeted by the shooters or if it was a random shooting is also still under investigation. Lalla said there were "30-plus people" in the area when officers arrived on the scene, but thus far, a suspect description has not been developed.
Lalla said she did not have information on the make and model of the gun used in the shooting, but it is believed to be a handgun. She would not say if any casings were recovered at the scene.
"All I can tell you is the investigation has been ongoing, pretty much around the clock since Friday, and it's still ongoing at this point," she said. "And certainly, we would still encourage anybody with information to call."
Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting.