Authorities still looking for shooting suspect


FORT MADISON – Area law enforcement are still looking for a Fort Madison man in connection with a shooting that took place on Saturday night.


Fort Madison Police posted on Facebook Sunday that they were looking for Gary Swanson Jr., 30, of Fort Madison as part of the investigation into the shooting.

Police Chief Tim Sittig said at 7:24 p.m. Saturday police officers were called to the Fort Madison Community Hospital Emergency Room where 34-year-old James Michael Rhoer, of Fort Madison was being treated for a superficial gun shot wound.

Rhoer was treated and released. Charges are pending as the investigation into the alleged shooting continues.

Sittig said the shooting appears to have occurred in the area of 15th and 16th Streets near Avenue M. No possible motive for the shooting was released.

Police say Swanson is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information or his whereabouts or observing Swanson should call 9-1-1.

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