On Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at approximately 12:55 p.m., Iowa City Police responded to Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, following a report of shots being fired. Witnesses reported that two vehicles approached each other, a shot was fired, then the vehicles left at a high rate of speed immediately after the shooting. One vehicle was described as a lighter gold 1990s SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban. The other vehicle was described as a black or dark-colored, newer SUV. There were no reports of injuries or additional information available at that time. 

At approximately 2:17 p.m. that afternoon, an adult male reported to police that he suffered a superficial wound to his eyebrow from a bullet fired at him while he was in his vehicle in the area of Taylor and Sandusky Drive. In addition to the wound, officers located evidence corroborating a shot had been fired into the man’s vehicle. The victim's vehicle matched the description of the gold-colored SUV involved in the earlier incident. The man was not able to provide a description of the person who fired the shot at him.

No other injuries or damage have been reported to police and no further information is available at this time.

How you can help

This incident is 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.

CASE # 2020007303

Date of publication

Monday, November 09, 2020