Police investigating non-lethal shooting (updated)

On Jan. 16, 2017, at 3:15 p.m., North Liberty Officers were called to 35 Golfview, for a 19-year-old male that sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. Originally, the victim reported not knowing the gunman. A witness reported that a black male, wearing a dark colored hoodie, shot the victim with a handgun and fled northeast on foot through the trailer court.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the original report was false, and this was an accidental shooting. The victim’s condition remains stable.  

This case remains under investigation and no other information is available at his time.

We appreciate the information the public has shared about the incident.  

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 358-TIPS (8477), or they may contact North Liberty Police at (319) 626-5724.

The North Liberty Police Department was assisted by, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the Coralville Police, Iowa State Patrol, Johnson County Ambulance, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, and the North Liberty Fire Department. 

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The original release follows:

At 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2017, North Liberty Officers were called to 35 Golfview Drive for a 19-year-old male that sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim reported not knowing the gunman. A witness reported that a black male, wearing a dark-colored hoodie, shot the victim with a handgun and fled northeast on foot through the trailer court. This suspect was not located.

The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance, and his condition is not known at this time.

This case remains under investigation and no other information is available.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

The North Liberty Police Department was assisted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the Coralville Police, Iowa State Patrol, Johnson County Ambulance and the North Liberty Fire Department.

No further information is available during this ongoing investigation.