Micalla Rettinger, a former softball player at the University of Northern Iowa, was shot and killed while driving home from work in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, April 28. As the 25-year-old Rettinger was driving home from work with two passengers, a bullet went through the driver’s window and struck her in the neck, according to CNN.com.
“Sunday morning, we lost a member of the Panther family. We are devastated to learn of the senseless death of Micalla Rettinger,” Director of Athletics David Harris said. “This news is heartbreaking to our softball team, UNI Athletics and the entire campus. Our thoughts and prayers are with Micalla’s family and friends.”
32-year-old Adam Kimball, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was also injured in the shooting while the third passenger was unharmed.
“I am devastated. KK was a pretty special kid to us,” head softball coach Ryan Jacobs said in a statement. “I can still see the smile on her face and I remember the way she always thought of other people first in a genuine way. When we had youth camps, she was the one that all of the kids on campus would be drawn to. This is a huge loss to our team and everyone that knew her.”
The shooter remains at large and a $6,000 reward is being offered by Waterloo Police for any information that leads to an arrest.
The shooter “may have been involved in “shooting or hunting (legal or illegal) in the area of the Cedar River between the Highway 218 Bridge and the Conger Ave. Bridge,” according to authorities.
Anyone with information on a potential suspect is asked to contact the Waterloo Police Department Investigations Division at 319-291-4340, Option 7.