CEDAR FALLS — Authorities continue to investigate an early Saturday shooting near College Hill that left one man dead and another injured.

Alex Michael Bullerman, 18, of Waterloo, died of a single gunshot wound after he was found behind an apartment building at 2303 Olive St., according to Cedar Fall police.

A short time later, 18-year-old Dylan James Gehrke, also of Waterloo, arrived at a hospital by private vehicle with a single gunshot wound to his lower right leg. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Police Chief Jeff Olson said there doesn’t appear to be an ongoing threat in the College Hill area, but said Cedar Falls police will give the area additional attention.

“At this point, we don’t believe there is an ongoing threat, but we will have a little more of a presence there,” Olson said.

Details of the shooting weren’t immediately available, but Olson said the two victims had been at a College Street establishment earlier that evening and were injured when gunfire erupted outside after they left. Olson said it appeared the victims were targeted.

Witnesses called police around 12:45 a.m. Saturday after hearing several shots, and officers with the Waterloo Police Department, University of Northern Iowa Police as well as Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies and state troopers assisted Cedar Falls officers.

It wasn’t clear how many shots were fired or if a weapon has been found.

On Saturday, authorities blocked off the section of 23rd Street near the Olive Street intersection as well as adjacent buildings and the parking lot in the 2200 block of Olive behind the College Street businesses.

The slaying comes one week after Cedar Falls police responded to gunfire in the same area, but Olson said the two incidents don’t appear to be related. In that incident, an Evansdale man allegedly broken into an apartment at 2304 Olive St. and a parked vehicle in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 and then fired a shotgun in the air when he was confronted by people in a nearby parking lot.

Anyone with information regarding Saturday morning’s shooting is asked to contact the Cedar Falls Police Department at (319) 273-8612.

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