Police: 2 killed, 2 with serious injuries after early-morning shooting in Cedar Rapids – Des Moines Register

Police: 2 killed, 2 with serious injuries after early-morning shooting in Cedar Rapids - Des Moines Register

Two people killed, two injured in shooting in southwest Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Two people were killed and two injured on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids early Saturday morning, authorities said.

At around 1:20 a.m., Cedar Rapids Police officers responded to calls about a shooting in the parking lot of Iowa Smoke Shop at 70 Kirkwood Court SW. This is located just north of the Kirkwood Community College campus.

They arrived at the scene and discovered three victims, all of which sustained life-threatening injuries. Two of those victims have since been pronounced dead. Another separate victim arrived at a local hospital in a private vehicle with life-threatening injuries.

Two dead, two injured in Cedar Rapids shooting

Authorities currently believe that the victims of the shooting were in a vehicle in the parking lot at the store. An individual approached the vehicle and fired multiple shots. The police believe it was a targeted attack, but do not have a suspect or motive.

This is an ongoing investigation, with more details released when available. Officers do not think that this shooting was related to the earlier shooting on the southeast side.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – Two people are dead and two are injured following a shooting in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot at 70 Kirkwood Court SW in Cedar Rapids Saturday morning.

Police responded to the shooting around 1:20 a.m. where they found three victims, two of which have been pronounced dead and the other sustained life-threatening injuries.

Officers were notified that a fourth victim arrived at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. It’s believed that the victim was taken from the scene to the hospital by a private car.

Police believe the victims were in a vehicle in the parking lot when someone approached the car, firing multiple shots into the vehicle.

According to a news release, authorities believe this was a targeted attack and not connected to a shooting earlier in the morning in the 100 block of 29th Street Drive SE.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident at 70 Kirkwood Court SW is encouraged to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME.


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