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HOUSE STRUCK BY GUN FIRE IN FORT MADISON

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The following press release was released this morning about a shooting incident last night from the Fort Madison Police Department:

On January 17th at 8:38 PM, a 911 call was received from an occupant in the 2800 block of Avenue K stating that shots were fired into his house. Investigating officers observed damage to a second-story window and recovered four shell casings from the roadway. The residence was occupied at the time, but no one was in the adjacent upstairs bedroom, and no injuries resulted.
The neighborhood was canvassed, yielding additional video evidence of the crime. It is believed that the incident was intended as a threat directed toward a resident, who was not home at the time, and not a random act. Officers are currently following up on investigative leads.

Mark A. Rohloff,
Chief of Police

Written by: Leah Jones

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