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Two shot in Iowa City, suspects still at-large

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 3:19 PM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Police in Iowa City are investigating a shooting that sent two men to the hospital, with the suspects still at large.

The incident reportedly took place near the Villa Garden apartment complex, near the 900 block of Cross Park Avenue, at approximately 1:58 P.M.

Authorities tell KCRG-TV9 that two adult male victims were discovered when police arrived and taken by ambulance to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the victims are not cooperating, but witnesses say they saw at least two dark-skinned men running from the area after there were shots fired.

“My first instinct is ‘where the kids at that I seen out here’, that was my first instinct, where the kids at. Then I went to holler like why y’all do some s**t like that when there’s kids out there,” neighbor Priscilla Miller told KCRG-TV9. “It’s a shame, because there’s kids that live over here. A lot of people have babies. and kids. And it’s older people who live over here and it just don’t make no sense.”

Police have not located any suspects, but believe this was not a random event.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275.

In addition, anyone in that area with security cameras is asked to review their recordings and contact the Iowa City Police Department with any potential footage or information about this incident.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at iccrimestoppers.org, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477).

All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.(KCRG-TV9/Brian Tabick)
Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.(KCRG-TV9/Brian Tabick)
Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.(KCRG-TV9/Brian Tabick)
Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.(KCRG-TV9/Brian Tabick)

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