Female Shot by Child in Burlington Late on Tuesday

*UPDATE 2:19pm 12/06/23*

On December 5, 2023, at approximately 9:59 p.m., Burlington Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 Blk of Elm St., in Burlington, for an unresponsive female. Upon arrival Officers located a deceased female victim who appeared to have suffered a single gun shot wound.

The facts and circumstances surrounding this case are still under investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for December 6, 2023 and no further details will be released at this time.

The Burlington Police Department believes there is no immediate threat to the community in regards to this incident.

The Burlington Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is being assisted in the investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.



Preliminary reports suggest that a small child got a hold of a firearm and shot a female on Tuesday night in Burlington. The Burlington Fire Department and Burlington Police Department officers responded to the scene on the south side of Burlington.

It sounds as if the female was shot in the chest. The ambulance cleared the scene without transporting to the hospital, and the Burlington Fire Department turned it back over to the police after clearing the scene around 10:35pm.

KILJ will have more information on this story later.