One man dead, three injured after neighborhood fireworks show turns to gun shots

The area had been blocked off to light off fireworks when a fight broke out shortly prior to the gunshots.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — One man is dead and three others were injured by gunshots at a neighborhood fireworks show early Sunday. 

In a statement, the Davenport Police Department said officers “attempted to render aid to the victim even as the gunfire continued.” 

The victim was identified as thirty-year-old Delandres Thompson of Davenport. He was transported by medic to Genesis Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.

One man and two women were also treated for gunshot wounds at area hospitals.

Davenport Police say they received a large disturbance call right before 2:30 Sunday morning, July 5th, near the intersection of Third and Myrtle Streets.

Investigators say neighbors had already blocked off the location to light off fireworks. More than 100 everyone was in the area at that time.

Officers say some body or an amount of people fired gunshots as they arrived to disperse the crowd. A fight also broke out as more than 50 gunshots rang out.

Iowa State Patrol is helping Davenport Police with this particular investigation. Scott County Sheriff’s Office, along side Blue Grass, Eldridge, and Bettendorf Police also responded to the scene.

The section of 3rd and Myrtle Street was blocked off for a number of hours early Sunday morning. 

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