Gunfire results in crashes on 7th Street in Keokuk

An witness at the scene of a shooting in Keokuk Saturday night stands near a vehicle with apparent bullet holes near the driver's side back door. Keokuk police are asking for anyone with information on the incident on S. 7th Street to contact the police department. Photo courtesy of Chris Mills.

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

KEOKUK – Keokuk police are looking for information in connection with multiple shootings that took place Saturday night on South 7th Street.

According to a release from the Keokuk Police Department, at about 8:31 p.m. officers responded to a report of a crash in the 1400 block of South 7th Street. Upon investigation, it was revealed the incident began in the 1000 block of Palen Street, where an occupant of one of the vehicles involved in the crash got out and approached the other vehicle. Shots were allegedly fired at that location.

The occupant then re-entered the vehicle and sped off with two other vehicles giving chase. Another set of shots were reported to have been fired in the 600 block of S. 5th Street and then a third set of shots were fired after three vehicles, an SUV, a car, and a motorcycle were involved in a crash in the 1600 block of S. 7th Street.

One vehicle was reported to have been struck by gunfire during the incident.

No injuries have been reported and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Keokuk Police Department at 524-7704.

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