Police identify three people of interest in Cedar Rapids shooting that killed two teens – KCRG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The Cedar Rapids Police Department said it has identified three persons of interest in Saturday mornings shooting that killed two 18-year-olds.

The persons of interest include DeShawn Hull, 21, Andre Richardson, 25, and Alexandra Smith, age 24, police said in a press release. Anyone with information on where these people may be is asked to call police at 319-286-5461.

Matrell Johnson and Royal Abram, both 18, were shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of Iowa Smoke Shop at 70 Kirkwood Court SW when someone walked up to the car and opened fire at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday. Two others in the vehicle — a man and woman, both 19 — suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds.

3 sought in weekend shooting that killed 2 teens

The shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Iowa Smoke Shop at 70 Kirkwood Court SW in Cedar Rapids.

The Police Department is asking that anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491 or their local law enforcement agency.

Police said it appears the victims were in a vehicle when someone walked up and fired shots into the car.

A 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man are still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

Police said Hull is 5-foot-8 and weighs about 200 pounds. Richardson, they said, is 6-foot-1 and weighs about 185 pounds, and Smith is 5-foot-4 and weighs about 130 pounds.

Police said there is an investigation still underway. Authorities believe this was a targeted attack but not related to the shooting that happened in the 100 block of 29th Street Drive SE earlier in the evening.

Authorities said the trio are persons of interest in the deaths of Matrell Johnson and Royal Abram, both 18.

The three people of interest have been identified as 21-year-old DeShawn Hull, 25-year-old Andre Richardson, and 24-year-old Alexandra Smith.

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Police are asking anyone with information regarding the three people of interest to contact the department at (319) 286-5491.

Matrell Michael Eu’gene Johnson, 18, and Royal Ceiz Abram, 18, were pronounced dead after the shooting in the parking lot of an Iowa Smoke Shop. The third victim’s name has not been released but is described as a 19-year-old female. She remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

The fourth victim who arrived at a local hospital separately is described as a 19-year-old male who also remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

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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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