One Cedar Rapids man is in jail, while another is in the hospital following weekend shooting. Police said a disagreement between 39-year-old Brian Wilson and his neighbor, 42-year-old Joseph Pham, ended with Pham firing the gun.
It happened in a neighborhood on the city’s southwest side. Sean Lamont lives in a home behind where the shooting took place Saturday evening.
“With all the kids around here, it was really scary,” Lamont said. “To think we were sitting in our living room right behind here. Who knows what could have happened?” Lamont, who heard 10 to 12 gunshots, said the two neighbors had a history of disagreements but gunfire is extremely unusual for the neighborhood.
Wilson was shot in the torso and required surgery. There’s no word on his condition. Police believe Pham also fired shots at a woman and a teenager inside Wilson’s home. He’s being held in the Linn County Jail on three counts of attempted murder and one count of intimidation with a deadly weapon.
By Jillian Petrus, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids