Two killed in Cedar Rapids parking lot shooting – KSFY

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA Police in eastern Iowa say two people have been killed and two more injured in an overnight shooting.

Cedar Rapids police were called around 1:20 a.m. Saturday to the Iowa Smoke Shop on the southwest side of the city. Arriving officers found three people with life-threatening injuries in the shops parking lot. Two of them were later pronounced dead. A fourth victim arrived at a local hospital in a separate vehicle with life-threatening injuries.

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Investigators believe the victims were in a vehicle in the parking lot at the store when someone approached them firing a gun.

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.

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.


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