On Saturday, July 24, 2021, at approximately 9:17 pm, Iowa City Police responded to the 2600 Block of Muscatine Avenue for multiple reports of shots fired. After further investigation, police determined a fight involving several people had occurred in the area and at least two people fired guns. An adult male was struck in the leg and suffered what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

One arrest has been made in connection to this incident, which remains under investigation.

Ka’Leck Bolden, 23, of Iowa City has been charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at approximately 1:10 am, Iowa City Police responded to another report of shots fired in the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City. After further investigation police determined a fight involving several people occurred in the alley by the Fieldhouse bar. One person fired several shots from a handgun into the crowd. A twenty-four-year-old female and a seventeen-year-old male were struck by the gunfire. They are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made in connection to this incident, which remains under investigation.

Police are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the people in the above video from outside of the Fieldhouse bar.

Police do not believe the two shooting incidents are related and have not determined if they are related to any of the recent shootings in Iowa City.


How you can help

These incidents are being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and we are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone in that area with security cameras is asked to review their recordings and contact the Iowa City Police Department with any potential footage or information about this incident.

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. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at iccrimestoppers.org, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

Muscatine Ave Shooting Case #: 2021005232

Ped Mall Shooting Case #: 2021005233

Date of publication

Sunday, July 25, 2021

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