SIOUX CITY -- The Sioux City Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Friday afternoon in the downtown.
Police were notified of a shots-fired incident at the 300 block of Nebraska Street at around 3:10 p.m. Friday, Sioux City Police Sgt. Jeremy McClure said in a phone conversation.
An adult male suffered what was described as a "potentially life-threatening gunshot wound" and was taken to MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center.
Investigating officers determined that this shooting arose out of an on-going dispute between several of the people involved. Several cars containing the people involved stopped in the area of the 200 block of Nebraska St. The dispute was about to escalate into a physical altercation when the shots were fired. The victim of the shooting was involved in this altercation, according to a press release.
Detectives are interviewing several of the subjects involved and are following up on leads to determine who fired the shots. At the time of this release, the subject who fired the shots was not in custody and detectives are still following up on information provided to them.
At the scene, which was surrounded by yellow tape, officers milled about a black SUV and a black car, which had considerable visible damage to its front end. Later on, two tow trucks arrived to remove the vehicles.