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UPDATE: Dubuque Police say the shooting involving 2-year-old Jeremiah Danta-Benjamin Horsley appears to have been an accident.  

Capt. Scott Engleman with the Criminal Investigation Division says they interviewed all the people in the apartment and there's no indication an adult was responsible for the discharge of the gun.  It seems the victim accidentally shot himself.

The investigation remains ongoing and the Dubuque County Attorney will ultimately make a decision regarding whether a criminal charge is filed.


UPDATE: Dubuque Police say the boy injured in the shooting is 2-year-old Jeremiah Danta-Benjamin Horsley.

UPDATE: KWWL News has been informed that the little boy injured in the shooting is in stable condition.

He is still in Iowa City at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 

Police are still investigating and say the Department of Human Services is assisting.

No criminal charges have been filed.


A calmer scene now, but Sunday night in downtown Dubuque in the 900 block of Main Street, police responded to a shooting.

"Our officers arrived on scene and located a small child, with injuries that were consistent with being shot. The child is almost three years old, will be three in February," Lt. Scott Baxter.

It happened just before midnight inside a multi-level apartment.

Police say there were several people inside, including other children.

There is some speculation, one of the kids got a hold of the gun. "Some of the initial indications were that, this could've been an accidental discharge of a firearm.  That's one strong possibility we're looking at," added Lt. Baxter.

The area is a part of Dubuque that's filled with many businesses, but police say the public is not in danger.  Next to the apartment is a barbershop, also a Chinese restaurant.  The manager there says a mom, dad and three kids live at the home, and they seem like a nice family.

The gun has been recovered and seized by police.

As for the little boy, he initially was taken to Finley Hospital in Dubuque, but then air-lifted to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, because his injuries are serious. According to the police report, he has facial wounds.

Police say they're conducting interviews to determine what exactly happened. At this point, no charges have been filed and no one has been arrested.


UPDATE: Dubuque Police say a two-year-old boy is in the hospital after being shot late Sunday night.

It happened in an apartment at 942 Main Street.

Police say the child's injuries are serious and the boy is now in the hospital in Iowa City.

Police are looking into whether the shooting was an accident.

KWWL will have much more on this investigation throughout the day.


Dubuque Police now say the Division of Criminal Investigation is not involved in the overnight shooting investigation.

KWWL was told this morning by the department that the DCI was involved.

Police say it's possible someone confused their CID (Criminal Investigation Division) Unit with the DCI.

At least one person was injured in the shooting and we're waiting for more information to be released about what happened.


Police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured in Dubuque.

Police were called to 942 Main Street at 11:43 p.m. Sunday night for gunshots. When police arrived, they found one person injured, who was taken to a nearby hospital.

The case is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Police say this is an ongoing investigation.

Stay with KWWL as we are expected to learn more information later today.

KWWL's Shirley Descorbeth contributed to this report.

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