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Waterloo police search an area of Newell street while investigating gunfire in the area of Hope Avenue and East Arlington Street on Wednesday.

WATERLOO — Two people have been detained following gunfire Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to a report of gunfire in the 200 block of Boston Avenue at about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported, and officers found a spent shell casing on Hope Avenue near East Arlington Street.

In the area of East Fourth and Newell streets, police stopped a vehicle matching the description of one leaving the shooting scene. A female passenger ran from the vehicle before it was pulled over, and a teen male passenger fled on foot after it was stopped, police said.

A police K9 tracked the male, age 16, and he was found hiding on the roof of a shed at 319 Newell Street. Police also found a handgun.

The car’s driver, 18-year-old Zane Britain Crain-Young of Waterloo, remained with the vehicle, according to police. He told investigators that they had been to 222 Boston Ave. to buy marijuana but were chased by a resident, according to court records. He told police that while trying to lose the person who was following him, he fired a single round and told them to stop, court records state.

Crain-Young was arrested for intimidation with a weapon, going armed and carrying weapons. He was taken to the Black Hawk County Jail, and bond was set at $17,000. The 16 year old was also detained.


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