Two People Dead, Officer Shot After Rioting In Davenport

Two people were killed and two more wounded, including a police officer, after rioting on the streets of Davenport, Iowa late Sunday night.

Police Chief Paul Sikorski says it began around 10:00 Sunday night with disturbances around the North Park Mall involving 100 vehicles and people rioting.

He says his officers responded to dozens of confirmed shots fired incidents in the city.

He says the deadly shootings happened at a Walmart on West Kimberly Road and in the 1100 block of West 15th Street. Police are investigating the fatalities as homicides. 

Around 3:00 Monday morning Sikorski says three officers were ambushed in the area of 15th and Myrtle Street.  One officer was shot, one officer returned fire and several rounds hit the officers' vehicle.

"What we experienced last night was completely unacceptable and it does not honor the memory of (George) Mr. Floyd."

The mayor of Davenport has requested assistance from the National Guard to prevent further violence.

(Photo: KWQC-TV 6)

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