Two people killed, two injured in shooting in southwest Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Two people were killed and two injured on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids early Saturday morning, authorities said.

The area around the Iowa Smoke Shop on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids is surrounded by police tape after an early morning shooting left two dead on May 18, 2019 (Rebecca Varilek/KCRG)

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.