"Stop the Violence March" Underway Following Double Homicide in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A "Stop the Violence" march was underway at Bever Park in Cedar Rapids Sunday evening. The march follows the double-homicide that happened Wednesday on the city's southeast side.
The event was scheduled to start at 5 p.m. All were welcome. Before the march started people gathered in a circle to hear speakers. Dozens of people were there. Organizers hosted the march in conjunction with the group "Stop the Violence Movement! IA." They hoped 500 people would gather.
This march follows the recent murders of 22-year-old Quintrell Perkins and 20-year-old Sierrah Simmons. Police found them dead Wednesday inside a home at 1708 4th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids.
Police have not announced any arrests in the killings. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Cedar Rapids police.
We'll have a full report on tonight's march tonight on the KCRG-TV9 news at 10.