Two killed and two hurt in Cedar Rapids shooting

Police say it happened in a store parking lot.

Posted: May 18, 2019 2:52 PM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police in eastern Iowa say two people have been killed and two more injured in an overnight shooting.

Cedar Rapids police were called around 1:20 a.m. Saturday to the Iowa Smoke Shop on the southwest side of the city. Arriving officer found three people with life-threatening injuries in the shop's parking lot. Two of them were later pronounced dead. A fourth victim arrived at a local hospital in a separate vehicle with life-threatening injuries.

Police have not released the names of the victims.

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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