UPDATE: (August 10, 2022 – 10:10 a.m.) According to a release, the Davenport Police Department responded to the Davenport Skate Park at 905 West River Drive in reference to reports of a subject that had been shot in the parking lot. Responding officers found a 19-year-old man with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Medic EMS transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment, where he later died. Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was self-inflicted.
Police confirmed late Tuesday with our Local 4 News crew that a person was shot about 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Davenport Skate Park on the 900 block of West River Drive.
When our crew arrived, we saw one person on the ground receiving emergency medical attention. That person, who had not been identified Tuesday night, was transported in an ambulance from the scene between the skate park and The River’s Edge.
Davenport Police and Crime Scene Technicians, Davenport Firefighters, and Scott County Deputies were at the scene where a large number of young people gathered, some crying and others comforting friends.
Parents rushed to the skate park to pick up their children.
Officers had no suspect information late Tuesday, but said they would have more information Wednesday morning. We will stay in contact with police to provide details when they become available.