Subscribe for 33¢ / day

WATERLOO --- Police continue to investigate a Wednesday night shooting that landed one person in the hospital.

Authorities said Trevel Altman-Aron, 19, was standing near the back of his house at 1112 Columbia St. around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday when someone opened fire from a vehicle that was driving down the alley.

Altman-Aron had gunshot wounds to his arm and chest, and he was taken to UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital. Police said he is expected to survive his injuries.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is continuing, said Capt. David Mohlis with the Waterloo Police Department.

The Columbia Street home and two vehicles parked behind it were also hit, and at least two bullets struck a house in the area of Parker and Lincoln, according to police.

Investigators found spent shell casings in two different calibers, meaning more than one firearm was involved.

Altman-Aron is the fifth person to be injured by gunfire since the weekend. Police said they haven’t determined if any of the shootings are related.

Earlier report

WATERLOO – One person was injured in a Wednesday night shooting in a Waterloo neighborhood.

The victim’s identity and condition weren’t immediately available, but witnesses said he was conscious and alert at the scene. Paramedics with Waterloo Fire Rescue took him to UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital for treatment.

Neighbors began calling 911 shortly before 10 p.m. when the shooting broke out in an alley behind the 1100 block of Columbia Street. The victim was standing toward the rear of a house when he was shot, authorities said.

Bullets also hit the house and two vehicles parked behind the home. At least two bullets also traveled down the alley and hit a house on Lincoln Street.

Roman Wilson was in the Lincoln Street home making coffee when he heard the gunshots.

“I heard like three gunshots and I came into the living room to tell my dad what was going on, like if he heard it. … As I walked into the living room, that’s when we heard our glass window shatter and everything,” Wilson said.

“We were just kind of freaked out and kind of got down and didn’t know what to expect,” he said.

The bullet that broke the window struck a cabinet, he said, and a second bullet hit the house’s siding. No one in the Lincoln Street home was injured.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday night.

This is the fourth shooting with injuries in less that a week in Waterloo.

Subscribe to Daily Headlines

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Police and Courts Reporter

Cops and courts reporter for the Courier

Load comments