17-year-old arrested for shooting 15-year-old in the leg, police say

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A teenage boy was taken into custody after police say he shot another teen in the leg.

Gunfire was reported near 13th Street and Main Street around noon, Tuesday, July 16, according to a statement from the Davenport Police.  A 15-year-old was found running from the area with a gunshot wound to the leg.  He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

When police were on scene they saw a "possible suspect running from the scene," read the police statement.

According to the police report the suspect was identified as a 17-year-old boy.  He's accused of firing five shots at the 15-year-old.

Police said the shots were fired in a public area when "numerous people" were around.

Investigators said a firearm was recovered from the scene.

If you have any information you're asked to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125.

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