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UPDATE: Name released in apartment shooting

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UPDATE: Waterloo Police have released a name and photo of the Walnut Court Apartments shooter. The male is known as 70-year-old Greg Nelson. Nelson lived in the building and officers did try to contact Nelson when shots were heard from inside his apartment.

Authorities secured the area and continued to make contact with Nelson. He refused to respond to Waterloo Police orders. This prompted a response with the Waterloo Police Tactical Unit. Throughout the incident, Nelson continued to fire a weapon from inside the apartment. Police put the surrounding area and several businesses on lockdown.

Tactical Unit Officers were able to gain entry into the apartment and secure Nelson. Waterloo Fire Rescue sent Nelson to the hospital where he was treated and released back to the Waterloo Police.

Nelson has been charged with Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon (two counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Assault on Peace Officers with a Weapon.

UPDATE: Police tell us a man is in custody. They have recovered a handgun. The scene has been cleared.

UPDATE: Waterloo Police are actively negotiating with a man inside of a senior living apartment complex.

Police say there was a man inside the building firing off a shot gun.

Not details on any injuries or what caused him to start firing have been released.

Police K-9s and a drone have also been activated.

UPDATE: Boys and Girls Club at the Lime Street location is shutdown due to the report of shots fired. A Facebook post from the club says schools have been notified and no buses will be routed to the Lime Street Club.

EAST HIGH: Buses have been diverted from the active scene. Students who walk to and from school are being held in the building until further notice. Parents are able to pickup students from the school.

WATERLOO, Iowa. (KWWL) - Police say they're on scene of a report of shots fired.

Waterloo police confirm a man is in his apartment firing a shotgun near 4th and Iowa Street. Police have blocked nearby streets.

This is a developing story, stick with KWWL on air and online for updates.

Leslie Stone

News Content Producer

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