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UPDATE: Names released after shots fired from Dubuque boat

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Dubuque Police investigate a case of shots fired at the Dubuque Marina on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Shirley Descorbeth, KWWL) Dubuque Police investigate a case of shots fired at the Dubuque Marina on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Shirley Descorbeth, KWWL)
Dubuque Police investigate a case of shots fired at the Dubuque Marina on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Shirley Descorbeth, KWWL) Dubuque Police investigate a case of shots fired at the Dubuque Marina on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Shirley Descorbeth, KWWL)
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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The names of two boaters who fired shots at a vehicle, as well as a description of the vehicle the boaters say was shooting toward them, have been released.

Frederick J. Packer and his wife, Jeanette E. Packer, were questioned and released by Dubuque Police after police say they fired shots from their boat toward shore.

Police say Frederick Packer admitted to shooting at a gray or silver SUV after he said it stopped on a frontage road near their docked boat at the Dubuque Yacht Basin at 1630 East 16th Street.

Packer told police two men inside the vehicle fired a shot at his docked boat. He then said he retrieved a handgun on board and returned fire.

The incident happened around 3:52 p.m. Monday.

No injuries or property damage were located or reported to police.

The Packers have not been charged. Police continue to investigate.

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Police continue to investigate after shots ring out near Dubuque Yacht Basin around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.

"We got a call down here of a shots fired, had a couple on their boat, and two people in a van up here fired one round, I don't know if it was at them or just the general direction," said Lt. Mike Schmit with the Dubuque Police Department. 

Police say when the boater heard shots -- he fired back at a minivan because he felt he was in danger.

"They thought they were being shot at, the owner of the boat returned fire," said Schmit. "He fired three times."

No one was hurt in the gunfire exchange.

Right now, police are still figuring out if there's any property damage caused to boats in the marina.

One boat owner refused to speak to KWWL on camera, but told us he rushed down to the marina after hearing about the gunfire exchange to check on his boat.

Meanwhile -- police say the boaters are not from Dubuque, but the shooter in the boat did have  a license to carry.

As for the investigation -- police say they will look at camera footage in the area to help their search for the minivan.

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A boater who believed he was being fired upon from a vehicle on land fired shots toward shore near the Dubuque Marina on Monday, according to police.

Lt. Scott Baxter with the Dubuque Police Department said police received a shots-fired call involving a boat on the Mississippi River and a vehicle on land shortly before 4 p.m. Monday near the Dubuque Marina.

Baxter said the initial investigation showed two people on a boat believed they were being fired upon by someone in a land-based vehicle.

One of the individuals in the boat told police he perceived himself and his passenger to be in danger, so he fired his handgun in the direction of that vehicle.

Police said there were no reports of injuries or property damage.

The man who fired from the boat was armed legally, according to Baxter.

Police are still searching for the vehicle involved. The investigation is ongoing.

Shirley Descorbeth contributed to this report.

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