Waterloo, IA.  

On Sunday, July 18th, 2021  around 9:18 PM Waterloo Police and Waterloo Fire Rescue responded to the area of the 100 block of W. Argyle St for a report of shots fired, and a child being struck by gunfire.   A 5-year-old was located suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.    The 5-year old was treated and transported to Allen hospital by Waterloo Fire Rescue and it was found the bullet had broken her left arm.

Officers were told that the suspects were four black males last seen running from the area.   Through the investigation into this matter, officers recovered approximately 30 spent casings, including 9 mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber.  Investigators were able to recover video from several locations that showed the suspects shooting at an SUV that was south bound on Logan as it drove by Argyle St. 

Through the investigation Officers were able to identify suspects in this shooting.   During the early morning hours of August 24th, 2021 offices served a total of 5 search warrants in regards to this investigation.   As the result of these warrants, three 17 year old males were taken into custody and charged with, Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon and Willful Injury.   

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and we continue to seek out, and speak with witnesses.   If you have any information please contact the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-4340 Option 3/Investigations.

We appreciate the assistance we have and continue to receive from the community.   We continue to investigate this matter and appreciate the support and resources we continue to receive from our local, state and federal resources to bring a resolution to this incident.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Public Information Officer 
Major Joe Leibold
Investigations Division

Waterloo Police Department
715 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

After 4 p.m. and on Weekends,
Please contact the On-Duty
Watch Commander at 319-291-4340 option 2