Police identify shooting victim as Davenport teen

Posted Online: Aug. 28, 2014, 11:24 pm
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Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
DAVENPORT — Police have identified 19-year-old Marcel Kirk as the victim of a drive-by-shooting Wednesday afternoon near Van Buren Park.

Mr. Kirk, of Davenport, had been walking near the park with friends when he was shot, according to information revealed at the scene. Police were called at 3:42 p.m. and found Mr. Kirk in the 2300 block of Redwood Avenue.

He was taken to Genesis East for a non-life-threatening injury under his left armpit. No other injuries were reported.

Assistant Davenport Police Chief Don Schaeffer said police are continuing to investigate leads and asks anyone with information to call the Detective Bureau at 563-888-2094 or the Station Supervisor at 563-326-6125.


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