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UPDATE: Suspect in custody after Iowa City Ped Mall shooting

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Police now say an Iowa City Pedestrian Mall shooting only involved one suspect, and he is now in custody.

Eldra Scott Jennings, Jr., 17, was taken into custody and charged with reckless use of a firearm, carrying weapons, going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. The last two charges are felonies.

Jennings was also wanted for escaping from the Eldora State Training School for Boys, according to police.

According to the Iowa City Police, Jennings felt threatened by "another group" and brandished a handgun, firing several shots into the air to frighten the group off at around 1:37 a.m. in the 100 block of East College in downtown Iowa City.

After an investigation, police determined Jennings was the lone shooter, despite originally searching for two suspects.

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According to police, possible gunshots were heard in Iowa City early this morning. It happened around 1:30 a.m.

Witnesses described two male suspects, one wearing a white t-shirt and one wearing dark clothing.

A loaded pistol was located on one of the suspects and he admitted to firing multiple shots into the air while in the Pedestrian Mall.

No one was injured during the incident.

The juvenile suspect was charged with reckless use of firearm, carrying weapons, going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

This shooting remains under investigation.

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