2 men suffer life-threatening injuries after Bettendorf gunshot incident

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UPDATE: Two men, ages 19 and 29, were wounded by gunshots late Friday during a shooting incident in the 2700 block of Magnolia Drive, Bettendorf.

Both suffered life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospitals. One was flown to an Iowa City hospital, a news release says.

“It appears at this time that there are two suspects involved in the shooting. It does not appear to be a random act of violence,” the release says. “It is unsure at this time of what the relationship is between those involved.”

Detectives were called out along with additional Emergency Response Unit personnel to conduct interviews, collect evidence and video, and serve search warrants. Bullets damaged nearby vehicles and residences. No arrests have been made and there is no further danger to the public, the release says.

Police ask anyone with any information to contact the Bettendorf Police Department at 563-344-4017 or call Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at 309-762-9500.

EARLIER: Police remained at a shooting scene early Saturday on the 2700 block of Magnolia Drive, Bettendorf, where at least one person was transported to a hospital.

There was no word yet on the condition of the individual or individuals involved early Saturday.

A neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, was shaken from what she saw and heard during the incident that happened around 11 p.m. Friday.

“I was laying in bed, and all of a sudden I heard a pop, pop, pop-pop-pop-pop-pop,” she told Local 4 News. “And so I jumped out of bed. I come out the door and I see someone layjng over there, and someone standing over him, like doing chest compressions, saying, ‘Come on, man. Open your eyes. Come on, come on.'”

Other neighbors said two people were transported from the scene in ambulances.

EARLIER UPDATE: Gunfire rang out in a Bettendorf neighborhood late Friday.

It happened just after 11 p.m., near the 2700 block of Magnolia Drive.

Crews from the Bettendorf Police Department, Bettendorf Fire Rescue and Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a gunshot victim.

Local 4 News arrived as the only station at the scene and saw an ambulance leave with emergency lights and sirens on.

No further information is available at this time.

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