Teen injured in shooting near Davenport elementary school Thursday

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 1:41 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Davenport elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday following a shooting in the area, police said.

Around 12:57 p.m., Davenport police responded to the 2700 block of McKinley Avenue and found a 17-year-old boy suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, according to a media release.

The initial investigation indicates a verbal argument broke out between multiple people and escalated into shots being fired, according to the release.

The boy was transported to Genesis Hospitals.

As a precaution, Hayes Elementary School was temporarily placed on lockdown due to its proximity to the shooting, according to the release.

The shooting remains under investigation. No other information was released Thursday.

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