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WATERLOO — A home that was searched Monday as part of a murder investigation was struck by gunfire again Tuesday night.

Police were called to 520 Elm St. shortly after 11 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Investigators found the home was struck at least eight times by bullets.

The call came a couple hours after police executed another warrant to search 134 Warneka St. Both searches are part of the ongoing murder investigation.

Otavious Brown, 21, was shot and killed Sunday while with a group of people in the 800 block of Logan Avenue. Two others were wounded in the shooting.

Police confirm the warrants executed at both addresses Monday and Tuesday were related to the investigation of the shooting.

No one has been arrested in the Sunday fatal shooting and no suspects have been publicly identified.

“We do have some indications who the suspects are,” said Capt. Dave Mohlis, of the Waterloo Police Department. “We’re following up on several leads and the information we have.”

Mohlis said there is no indication whether the shots fired at 520 Elm St. Tuesday night are related to the Sunday shooting.

Witnesses to the Sunday shooting say the shots came from a green Chevrolet Tahoe that was heading north on Logan Avenue.

The house at 520 Elm St. has been a frequent target of gunfire. The incident there Tuesday comes one week since the last time police were called to the address for shots fired.

A bystander was grazed by a bullet in an incident there in April.

A resident of the home was riding in a van that was riddled with gunfire as it drove down the block in February.

Police found two handguns inside the home during an April search and a third handgun days later when it was discarded by a person who had been loitering in front of the house and ran from officers.

The home was hit by gunfire again in January, early December last year and people standing outside the house came under fire in late December.

In 2014, 17-year-old Jazzmine Rembert was accidentally shot and killed by Quaderious Spates at the home. Spates plead guilty in 2015 to involuntary manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


General assignment reporter for the Courier

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