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3 adults, 1 juvenile injured in Davenport shooting

TV6 spoke with Mayor Mike Matson about the recent gun violence
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 9:43 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 4:00 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Four people were injured in a shooting in Davenport Thursday night, according to police

At 9:15 p.m., officers responded to Pacific and West Locust streets for multiple reports of gunfire and found two men, a woman, and a juvenile all suffering from serious injuries.

All four were transported to Genesis East hospital. According to Davenport Police, none of the victims have injuries that are considered life-threatening, however one victim is still in serious condition.

Officers canvassed the area and found several spent shell casings in the eastbound lanes of East Locust Street near the intersection of Pacific and West Locust streets, according to police.

The preliminary investigation indicates there was a feud between two vehicles which escalated into shots being fired, according to police.

The case is under investigation and no additional information was released early Friday.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or submit a tip at qccrimestoppers.com.

TV6 sat down with Davenport Mayor Mike Matson about what’s being done to stop gun violence.

Matson says, “If you use a gun in a commission of a crime here in Davenport, especially if you injure someone like what happened last night, which is tragic, we are coming after you with everything we’ve got. We are doing our part to get after it. The other thing I’m going to say, is that I need everybody at all levels of the criminal justice system to understand and hopefully agree, if you commit a crime, using a gun in this city you need to be in jail. The city council just approved a lot of money with the youth assessment center, violence interrupters, crime prevention, many other things, so they are all pieces. And I said it at the city council meeting Wednesday, they are not mutually exclusive. I’m as tired of it as much as anybody. We want everyone, everyone, to feel safe here. So, we need everyone’s eyes and ears to identify who are using guns and shooting people,” Matson said.

The city of Davenport, Bettendorf, and Scott County are moving forward with funding a Youth Assessment Program to prevent juvenile crime. The City of Davenport has contributed one million dollars to the start of the program.

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