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Update: Waterloo Police optimistic to find shooter

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A man rushed to the hospital after getting shot has died from his injuries.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning in Waterloo.

Police say Darrell Lanier, 22, of Waterloo died from internal injuries Friday morning.

Police Chief Dan Trelka said this marks the second homicide of the year in Waterloo.

After three days in the hospital, Lanier died from shooting injuries following multiple surgeries.

Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka says he's optimistic police will be able to track down the person or people responsible.

"We're pursuing leads in the case, and I'm optimistic we're going to bring it to fruition," Trelka said.

Chief Trelka and the Waterloo Police Department are exploring whether the incident was gang-related.

He said two deadly shootings in Waterloo is two too many.

"I wish we could go a whole year without a homicide. As a matter of fact, I wish we could never have another homicide in Waterloo again," Chief Trelka said.

People on the 1800 block of Franklin Street are shaken by the shooting, and they are telling authorities what little they know.

However, several tips fare lowing into the department which gives police the chance to track down the shooter.

"It's the second shooting on this block. It's crazy," one neighbor said.

"The next thing I know I hear about 8 gunshots go off, and I come out it was really all I saw, and then all of a sudden the police were just rolling up," a second neighbor said.

"We have no suspects in custody, but we have several promising leads we're pursuing that will hopefully lead us to taking a person or persons into custody," Trelka said.

According to Chief Trelka, there is no immediate threat to the community.

According to Lanier's friends, Lanier was a good person with a run-ins with police.

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