Davenport police are investigating a shooting in which one man suffered critical wounds.
Police were sent to an alley at the intersection of the 1900 block of Crescent Avenue at 6:03 p.m. The alley is located just north of the 2100 block of West Locust Street.
They found the victim, a 26-year-old Davenport man, in the alley. The front passenger-side window had been shot out of a car that had come to rest against some trees and shrubbery. Police did not say if the victim was in the car or out of it when they found him.
The call initially went out as a 10-79 or call of a dead body, but police and medics on the scene said the man was still alive. The victim was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport.
Davenport already has 12 homicides by gunfire to date in 2017. Demetrius Allen, 18, Brandon Brooks, 35, Marques Cotton, 29, Pierre Davis, 25, Cainnan Gates III, 34, Marcus Hampton, 28, Akeim Hill, 17, Mark Jasper, 64, Du’Jor Simpson, 22, Dimitrius Summers, 29, Brady Tumlinson, 20, Lasabian Walker, 33.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or make an anonymous tip on the city’s mobile app “CityConnect Davenport, IA” or “CrimeReports by Motorola.”
-- Thomas Geyer