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Waterloo Police looking for "concrete" leads in shooting of 4-year-old

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A 4-year-old boy remains in the hospital after being shot inside his home Thursday afternoon.

4-year-old Marshon Glover, Junior was playing in a home in the 16-hundred block of Mulberry Street in Waterloo when the bullet came flying through the wall, and hit him in the stomach.

Police are still searching for the shooter.

The good news is Glover is expected to be OK.

He's still in the hospital where doctors are monitoring his condition.

But the bad news is - right now, whoever shot him is still on the street.

"It needs to stop. The guns need to be put away and we need to value life more than expressing our personal feelings through anger and violence," said Shelly Smith, executive director of Family & Children's Council in Waterloo

Her agency is taking a stand against violence in the wake of the shooting.

Glover was injured by a stray bullet from gunfire happening in the streets outside.

The boy was playing with his toys at the time.

"Our community is better than this and I think our agency's standing up to say enough is enough. It needs to stop and we're asking others to join us. Pay attention. Report any suspicious activity. Call Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers," said Smith.

Crime Stoppers is offering $1000 for the first tip that leads to an arrest.

"This is the definition of innocence. The kid's inside his own house playing with toys. I mean, if they're not safe there, how can you let your child outside? You can't. So that's why people in this community, those who witnessed it needs to step up," said Brice Lippert, an investigator with the Waterloo Police Department.

Police tell us they know several people could come forward to point out who's responsible, but are choosing to stay silent.

"I don't care if it's your relative or what. Deep down, you know it's the right thing to do, you need to step up and come forward," said Lippert.

"When a shooting happens in the middle of the day at an innocent house, maybe they didn't think anyone was in the house but people are home and that's a life and that's a family that doesn't need this stress. That's enough. It needs to stop," said Smith.

Thursday's shooting follows other shootings and shots fired calls in that neighborhood recently.

It also follows a similar case in January where two teenagers were shot while playing video games in their home on Cutler Street.

No-one's been arrested in that case either.

If you have information, contact Waterloo Police.

You can also contact Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-855-300-TIPS, text "CEDAR" along with the tip to 274637 or reach them via Facebook.

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