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Violence in Davenport


All hell broke loose in Davenport last night. And these are the numbers so far:

Police responded to more than 45 calls of serious disturbances, more than 20 reports of shots fired, four people were wounded, including one police officer, and two of the four died. 

Mayor Mike Matson says it all started about 10 pm when about 100 cars gathered at NorthPark Mall, caused some damage, and then fanned out across the city. 

 "Damage and bodily harm do not promote justice. Instead rioters and looters - what they do is create division within our community. Their blatant disregard for safety does not reflect the character of our community."

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NorthPark Mall in Davenport

To avoid another night of violence, a curfew will go into effect for Davenport and all of Scott County at 9 pm, and continue through 5 am tomorrow. 

Matson asks residents to stay home, lock your doors, keep the lights on, be vigilant, and report any suspicious activity. 
Police have not yet released any information about those arrested, wounded, or killed.