Three injured after shooting in Burlington; Stronghurst man charged

BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE 11:29 a.m.: A 24-year-old man from Stronghurst, Ilinois has been arrested after multiple people were injured after a shooting in Burlington.

Police have now arrested 24-year-old Chad Sharkey, of Stronghurst. Sharkey is being charged on two counts of willful injury and one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

Police say on Wednesday, just before 10 p.m., officers were called to North Front Street for a report of a shooting. Police say upon arrival, two people had gunshot wounds and a third was injured from shrapnel.

Police have now arrested 24-year-old Chad Sharkey, of Stronghurst. Sharkey is being charged on two counts of willful injury and one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

Sharkey was taken into custody on Thursday, September 5 and is being held at the Hancock County jail pending extradition on three Des Moines County warrants.

The Burlington Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Illinois State Police, Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

ORIGINAL: Burlington, Iowa Police say two people are injured after a shots fired incident on the 700 block of North Front Street. Police learned a third person sustained what appeared to be an injury from shrapnel but did not require medical treatment. According to investigators, all injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Police say they responded to the report of multiple shots being fired around 10:00 pm Wednesday evening.

The suspect vehicle in this incident was last seen traveling east on U.S. Route 34 into Illinois. A description of the vehicle was not provided from the police.

Police are calling this an active investigation. Anyone with information should call the police immediately.

Burlington Area Crime Stoppers: 319-753-6835
Burlington Police Department: 319-753-8375