Two injured in Coralville shooting
CORALVILLE — Two people received hospital treatment for gunshot wounds following an incident Friday that is still under investigation by the Coralville Police Department.
According a Coralville Police press release, at 3:44 p.m. Friday officers responded to 508 Fifth Street after a report of a shooting. Preliminary reports given to officers indicated that up to 8 or 9 shots may have been fired, according to the release. Police say while officers were at the scene investigating, two individuals checked into an area hospital “with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.”
Gazette reporters on the scene after the shooting said that the incident appeared to have taken place at or near an apartment complex near the intersection of Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue. Police tape cordoned off the area, with about 10 squad cars from both the Coralville and Iowa City departments on the scene.
Coralville Police investigators are continuing to look into the incident, but all indicators are that the shooting was not random and that the altercation was the result of an ongoing dispute between the individuals involved who know each other, according to the release.
Anyone with information on the shooting are asked to contact the Coralville Police Department at 319-248-1800.