Sioux City police: 17-year-old arrested on murder charge

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Officers are investigating a shooting that occurred in Sioux City on Saturday.

Sioux City Police Department (SCPD) officers responded to shots fired near the 1400 block of W. 3rd St.

According to the official report, officers were dispatched to Uncle Dave’s Bar after reports of shots fired came in at approximately 1:02 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers found a man lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was quickly transported to the nearest hospital where he died from his injuries.

Officers later received information at 4:33 a.m. of a person matching the shooter’s description in the 1100 block of W. 21st Street where they located the 17-year-old and a handgun.

Police took the juvenile into custody and charged him with first-degree murder, willful injury, assault while participating in a felony, and going armed with intent.

Investigation of the incident is ongoing and the name of the victim is not being released until families have been notified.

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