DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was killed and another young boy injured after they were shot from a passing vehicle as they rode their bikes on a Davenport street, police there said.
The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m, killing 12-year-old Devell Johnson, the Quad-City Times reported. Police said Devell and three others were riding bikes on Marquette Street when a black sport utility vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired several shots at the group.
Devell and the other boy were found injured at the scene and were taken to a local hospital, where Devell was pronounced dead, police said.
Officers at the scene chased down and arrested an 18-year-old who had also been riding his bike with the group. Police said he was arrested on weapons counts for suspicion of illegally having a gun, but that he was not involved in the shooting of the boys.
No arrests had been reported in the boys’ shooting.