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Waterloo teen dies after Monday night shooting in alley

ALO shooting 1
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Bullet hole in victim's neighbor's house (Exterior)
ALO shooting 3
Bullet hole in victim's neighbor's house (Interior)

UPDATE: Waterloo police have identified the victim in a Monday night shooting as 15-year-old Cortez Harrison.

Police say he had been shot multiple times and was unresponsive when he arrived by private vehicle at Allen Memorial Hospital. Harrison was pronounced dead a short time later by hospital staff.

An autopsy has not yet been completed and the crime scene is being processed.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Investigation’s Division at 319-291-4340 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers.

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL/AP) -- A teenager in Waterloo has died after showing up at a hospital with a gunshot wound Police were called to a neighborhood Monday night where residents reported hearing gunshots and seeing someone on the ground in an alley.

The shooting happened about 10 p.m. Monday night in an alley in the 2800 block of East 4th st.

The victim's great-grandmother tells KWWL she was asleep and woke up to gunshots.

Police found numerous spent shell casings in the alley. One of the bullets went into a neighbor's house and into a child's bedroom.

Neighbors say the violence needs to stop and it needs to start in their own neighborhood.

"It is a problem, especially when you have young people killing young people," neighbor Joyce Wilder said. "We already have the pandemic going on. We don't need anymore deaths, we don't need anymore black on black crimes. This is horrible."

Police are not releasing the victim's name.

Family members tell KWWL that they don't know why the boy would have been out of the house at the time of the shooting.

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