Iowa City Police respond to report of shots being fired from car
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Iowa City Police respond to report of shots being fired from car

June 14 update:

The vehicles involved in this incident, a white Chevrolet Lumina and silver Chevrolet Malibu, were located by officers on Thursday evening, and are being held as part of the investigation process. Some people associated with the vehicles have also been identified and are currently considered “persons of interest” while investigators work to put together the facts of the case.

No injuries have been reported and arrests have yet to be made in this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information, including possible video footage, is encouraged to contact Iowa City Police (319-356-5276) or Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers (319-358-8477).

Original release:

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 5:51 p.m., Iowa City police officers responded to the 1200 block of Baker Street after receiving multiple reports of gunshots being fired from one car at another occupied car.  The involved vehicles and occupants were reported by witnesses to have left the area prior to officers’ arrivals.  Investigating officers were able to locate and collect potential evidence from the area, including shell casings and bullets.

The investigation is in its early stages and ongoing.  No injuries have been reported from this incident and no arrests have been made. 

Nearby residents with security cameras are asked to review their recordings and contact Iowa City Police at 319-356-5276 with any potential footage or information.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers online at or by phone at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward. 

(Case # 2019005784)


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