Walkout at Cedar Rapids Washington High School protests gun violence – KCRG

Walkout at Cedar Rapids Washington High School protests gun violence - KCRG

Police ID 2 shooting victims in parking lot shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – A walkout on Monday at Cedar Rapids Washington High School aimed to speak out against gun violence.

The walkout was in response to a shooting over the weekend in Cedar Rapids that killed two 18-year-olds, Matrell Johnson and Royal Abram, and sent two other 19-year-olds to the hospital. No arrests have been made in the case.

Students are honoring the victims of this weekend’s shootings by speaking out against gun violence.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police have released the identities of two people killed in a weekend shooting in Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids Police said two 18-year-olds, Matrell Eugene Johnson and Royal Ceiz Abram died as a result of the shooting early Saturday morning. A 19-year-old woman was also wounded in the shooting and she remained hospitalized Sunday.

The shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Iowa Smoke Shop on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids.

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


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