Officials: investigation continues into reported Saturday evening shooting

Editor’s note: Police chief Paul Brettin released a statement at 1 p.m. March 29, 2020, which WNLP published as an update to this story. 

In response to inquiries from WNLP, La Porte City Police today said that the investigation into a reported shooting Saturday evening is ongoing, and that a press release will be issued by the chief tomorrow.

La Porte City Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a reported shooting at about 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28 in the area of the 1400 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Police radio traffic reported two shooting victims. Two ambulances were requested to respond to the scene. Shortly after 7 p.m. both ambulances rushed the victims to the emergency room at La Porte Hospital.

There have been numerous postings on social media regarding the condition of the alleged victims. However, WNLP cannot confirm the accuracy of the information and therefore will await official word from the police department.

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