Several people were taken into custody after a shooting Thursday morning outside NorthPark Mall, 300 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport.
Police said no injuries or damage were reported.
Officers canvassed the Dillard’s parking lot, where at least eight fired shell casings were recovered.
While emergency responders gathered at the mall, other police officers and Iowa State Patrol searched an area on 37th Street around College, Esplanade and Mississippi avenues near a group of apartment buildings.
Mark Moore, manager at Dahl Ford Detail Center, Davenport, watched the action along with other employees. He said this isn’t the first time he has seen police or crime in the area.
“We happened to look out the window and noticed a lot of squad cars, state troopers, and ‘unmarkeds,’ flying down the street in front of my shop (at Mississippi Avenue and 37th Street),” he said.
“Officers surrounded the vehicle at gunpoint," Moore said. “They pulled over a white (Kia) and at gunpoint they pulled five people from the vehicle.”
“They split them up between an unmarked car and two marked Explorers.
“Nothing is unusual in this neighborhood,” Moore said. He said the apartments nearby seem to “draw a lot of that kind of environment.”
Police also canvassed the 37th Street area, where they examined the white Kia Moore described.
Police ask anyone with information to call Davenport Police Department at 563 326-6125, submit an anonymous tip via the “P3 Tips” mobile app, or submit a tip online at qccrimestoppers.com.
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