Shooting Victims Were 12 Yr Old Girls
Our news partners, Local 4 News is reporting exclusive new details about a shooting in Davenport that sent two victims to the hospital last night. One has been transferred to Iowa City.
The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. on Pershing Avenue in Davenport on Monday.
Local 4 News spoke exclusively to a relative today who says the victims were two 12-year-old girls who were standing with their aunt when someone drove by and opened fire.
The family member, who did not want to be identified says normally the girls wouldn't be outside at 10 p.m., but were with family. According to the news report, one minute they heard gunfire outside their home -- and the next, the two young girls came running inside the house bleeding from gunshot wounds.
"She came in the house and had a bullet in her arm where she got hit," he said.
The relative says the incident left them shocked and angry, especially knowing there are several young kids on the block.
The suspected vehicle allegedly drove off before police arrived.
This is the second shooting on this block so far this year. In February, a 22-year-old man was shot inside his home.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or submit an anonymous tip via the mobile app “CityConnect Davenport, IA.”