Police said one person was shot Wednesday night in downtown Dubuque.

The man's name has not been released, but police said neither of his gunshot wounds appeared to be life-threatening.

Officers responded to the area West 16th and West Locust streets at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after gunshots were reported, according to Dubuque Police Department Capt. Steve Radloff.

Investigators found the injured man near 14th Street and Central Avenue, Radloff said. He noted that the initial investigation indicated the man was shot by someone he knew.

Randy Smith, who lives in the neighborhood, said he heard an argument Wednesday night. He then heard six or seven gunshots, he said.

Jeff Montgomery Sr., another neighbor, also reported hearing a half-dozen gunshots and seeing shell casings near his home. He said he called 911 and waited for officers to arrive.

Montgomery, who is vice president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, said the area had been quiet lately.

"It could have happened anywhere in town," he said. "It just happened to happen down here again. It’s been quiet down here for a long time."

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