On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Iowa City Police responded to the 700 block of Westwinds Drive in Iowa City for multiple reports of shots fired. Officers did not locate anything at the time; however, a witness reported to police that a silver sedan was in the area, drove off, then returned and a shot was fired. The vehicle then sped off. Officers did not receive any reports of anyone injured by the gunfire and no suspect description is available at this time.
This case number is: 2020006824.
On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at approximately 12:37 a.m., Iowa City Police responded to the 1000 block of Wade Street for multiple 911 calls of shots being fired. Officers also received a call from an adult whose vehicle was shot while driving southbound in the area at that time. The vehicle sustained damage and officers located evidence corroborating the shots fired with both the vehicle and in the 1000 block of Wade Street. No injuries were reported to police and no suspect description is available at this time.
This case number is: 2020006826.
How you can help
At this time, it is unknown if these two shootings are related. These incidents are being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and we are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information about either of these incidents 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 ICPD 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.