3 injured in overnight shooting in West Davenport

Published: Jul. 5, 2020 at 4:50 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Three people have been taken to a hospital for gunshot wounds in a shooting near the intersection of Myrtle Street and West Third Street in Davenport. Davenport Police say a call came around 2:23 A.M. of a large disturbance. Once police arrived on the scene, they say there were over 100 people gathered, shooting off fireworks. As police approached the area to disperse the large crowd, officials say over 50 shots were fired. As police went through the crowd, they found at least one gunshot victim.

Officials say three gunshot victims are being treated at a nearby hospital. There is no information yet on their condition or who was involved.

No officers were injured in the shooting. The area of 3rd Street and Myrtle Street will be blocked off for several hours as police investigate.

A couple from Illinois, David Carlson, and Jaymi Johnson, witnessed the scene unfold said they were scared as they saw police run by them with assault rifles and ask them if they had seen anyone. “It’s scary, it makes you feel scared... and makes me want to move away,” shares Carlson.

There were over a dozen police cars on the scene and multiple agencies responded including Davenport, Bettendorf, Walcott, Blue Grass, Scott County Sheriff, and Iowa State Patrol.

TV6 was first on the scene. This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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