Bullets strike house, cars in Cedar Rapids – The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A house and three parked cars were struck by bullets early Wednesday in northwest Cedar Rapids.

Neighbors called 911 around 12:30 a.m. reporting gunshots in the area of 11th Street and B Avenue NW. Cedar Rapids police officers found damage to a home and cars, but no one was injured.

The gunfire may have come from a vehicle, police said. Police also said the shooting is not believed to be random, and the house and cars were not the target.

Cedar Rapids confident in future of permanent flood protection plan

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL)– Cedar Rapids Police responded to calls of shots being fired on the 500 block of 1st Street on Wednesday morning around 3:00am.

"We heard the [Trump] Administration talk about for the last couple of years, we heard it again in the State of the Union that this was going to be a top priority and now with the new democratic controlled house – this is one of our very top priorities," said Finkenauer.

When police arrived, they spoke to witnesses. It appeared that a house and parked cars were struck with bullets.  No one was injured.

The ticket price for the plan is $750 million. Broken down, $267 million will come from the state of Iowas sales tax program while $264 million will come from the city of Cedar Rapids and hopefully federal dollars to make up most if not all of the remaining chunk.

Police say, this does not appear to be random and no arrest have been made. This is an ongoing investigation.

“Flooding continues and the risk of flooding continues. The need for these projects continues to exasperate every year that we put this off, the need continues to put this off,” said Finkenauer.


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