In a shooting at Davenport’s Déjà Vu Showgirls, a 33-year-old man was critically injured.
Officers were dispatched to the club at 5220 Grand Ave. at 2:21 a.m., according to a news release. The victim was brought to Davenport’s Genesis Medical Center-East Campus and subsequently to University Hospitals in Iowa City. His condition was unknown Sunday morning, and his identity remained unknown.
Throughout the morning, police were on the spot interviewing witnesses and searching the grounds for evidence. A maroon Ford Fusion and a silver Ford Fusion were towed away from the accident scene.
It’s the club’s second shooting on its premises in less than six months. A shooting outside the club murdered Samuel Wires, 35, of Davenport, on October 17. In connection with Wires’ killing, Lance Montel Johnson, Jr., 28, of Rock Island, has been charged with first-degree murder and felon in possession of a handgun.
Johnson is being jailed at Scott County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond. In Scott County District Court, a pre-trial conference is planned for May 13.
It’s also the second shooting in a Davenport bar in two days. Police were dispatched to the AKA Bar, 3811 Harrison St., at 1:42 a.m. Saturday to investigate shots fired call.
Officers discovered spent shell casings and damage to a building and two vehicles, as well as retrieved spent shell casings. There were no injuries.
“It’s incredibly frustrating that Davenport Police Department resources are constantly being deployed to a few establishments in response to repeated gun violence,” Davenport City Administrator Corri Spiegel said Sunday morning, “and highlights why the city advocated for HF 2340, public safety nuisances.”
HF 2340 is a bill that would create a law addressing public safety nuisances at licensed establishments where alcoholic beverages, wine, or beer are sold or consumed.
“It’s quite sad that these company owners and/or property owners do not share our concern for the community’s safety,” Spiegel added.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125, Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities at 309-762-9500, or submit an anonymous tip via the “P3 Tips” mobile app or online at “qccrimestoppers.com,” according to police.
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