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IOWA CITY — Iowa City police are investigating an incident involving two young children in which a firearm was discharged Nov. 7.
The incident happened around 2:18 p.m. at an apartment complex on Foster Road, according to the activity log. The log item says “stab/gunshot/penetrating trauma” and in the notes area it says “5 YO.”
“I can confirm the police department is actively investigating an incident with a firearm involving two young children,” Iowa City Public Safety Information Officer Lee Hermiston wrote in an email to The Gazette on Tuesday. “Due to the ages of the parties involved and because this is an open investigation, I cannot release any more information at this time.”
Hermiston would not say whether one of the children was shot and if so, how severe the injuries might be. Police also would not say the ages of the children, their relation to one another or describe how the children gained access to a gun.
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