On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at approximately 3:39 a.m., Iowa City Police were in the area of 3rd Avenue and I Street, after officers received reports of a group of people arguing and yelling about a gun. While on this call, officers heard multiple shots being fired to the east, followed by 911 calls reporting the same. There were no reports of injuries, property damage, and no additional information is available at that time. 

On Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at approximately 5:18 p.m., Iowa City Police responded to the 200 block of Myrtle Avenue in Iowa City, for a report of shots fired. Upon police arrival, a caller reported that just prior to hearing gunshots, they saw a white car with blackout, customized license plates, a white spoiler and silver rims, being driven by a dark-skinned male. After hearing multiple shots being fired, the caller saw the white car speed off. Officers located damage to a house that appeared to be caused by a BB gun, and are working to determine if the damaged sustained is related to this event. There were no reports of injuries during this incident, and no additional information is available at this time.

How you can help:

It is unknown if these events are connected, and both are being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department. We are asking the public for assistance with these investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact the ICPD at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone in these areas with security cameras are 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 either 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.

  • 3rd Avenue & I Street Case # 2020007592
  • Myrtle Avenue Case #2020007627

Date of publication

Monday, November 23, 2020