BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – Fort Madison police are looking into a shooting that took place early Sunday morning in the 1700 block of Avenue D in Fort Madison.
According to Police Chief Tim Sittig, seven shell casings were found at the scene and “more than one” slug was pulled from a residence.
Sittig said police are actively pursuing suspects, but he said the case may take time to unfold as all the evidence will be sent to the state crime lab in Ankeny, coupled with the fact that no one was awake at the time of the shooting, no suspect or vehicle descriptions are available.
“This one’s gonna be tough because no one was awake, not even the lady at the residence that was shot at.” Sittig said. “We’ll have to send all the evidence to Ankeny and when they get caught up with their back log of cases and get to ours, we’ll have some information.”
Sittig put out a press release Wednesday afternoon, that indicated on Sunday May 27th 2018 at approximately 4:58 am Fort Madison Police were advised of a report of possible shots fired in the area of 1700 block of Ave. E. Responding officers checked the area and did not see any vehicles leaving the area or any sign of damage or injuries.
At 7:33 am on the same day police were advised that some shell casings were located in an alley in the 1700 block of Ave. D. Officers located and recovered seven spent large caliber shells in the alley behind a residence in the 1700 block of Ave. D. Further investigation revealed that the residence had been struck multiple times.
There were no injuries at the residence but there was damage to the back of the house where the bullets struck the house.
The investigation is continuing in this case anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Fort Madison Police Department at 319-372-2525.
Sittig said there appears to be no threat to the public at this time and said he didn’t believe it was a random crime.