Juvenile charged after shot fired in Waterloo

The .40 caliber handgun allegedly used by a 17-year-old male to fire a single shot, apparently...
The .40 caliber handgun allegedly used by a 17-year-old male to fire a single shot, apparently hitting nothing, in Waterloo on Saturday, July 6, 2022.(Courtesy: Waterloo Police Department)
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 3:07 PM CDT
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WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) - A 17-year-old boy was arrested after reports of a gunshot in a Waterloo neighborhood on Saturday evening.

At around 7:22 p.m., the Waterloo Police Department was sent to a report of a single gunshot being heard in the 200 block of Reber Avenue. Officers arrived and found nobody was injured, nor any damage to nearby objects. They were able to find a single .40 caliber shell casing in the area.

Officers came into contact with the 17-year-old male nearby who allegedly possessed a .40 caliber semi-automatic gun. He was taken into custody and charged with reckless use of a firearm, minor carrying dangerous weapons, persons ineligible to carry dangerous weapons, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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