Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

A patrol car with the Cedar Rapids Police Department parked near one of two scenes suspected in a shooting on Johnson Ave NW on 1/3/13. (Marlon Hall/KCRG-The Gazette)


By Max Walker

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting.

According to police, officers responded to a call of shots fired at 5620 Johnson Ave. NW at 1:11 a.m. Friday. Police said they found evidence of shots fired.

Thirteen minutes later, officers responding to the shooting pulled over a car in the 2700 block of Johnson Avenue NW. Inside the vehicle was a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. The man was transported to the hospital where he received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made in the shooting and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked call Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME or send a text to CRIMES, type 5227 and the tip in the message. Information leading to an award may be eligible for a reward.
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