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What’s the investigation status of October shooting at a Cedar Rapids hotel?
CEDAR RAPIDS — Six people were injured Oct. 1 during a shooting in a Cedar Rapids hotel. Police said the shooting broke out during a birthday party in a conference room at the Ramada by Wyndham.
Police were called to the hotel at 525 33rd Ave. SW at about 10:30 p.m. Officers found three people injured and transported them to hospitals. Three other people who were injured had been taken to the hospital in personal vehicles.
Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said in a news conference a few days after the shooting that police had not yet determined whether there was more than one shooter. He also said witnesses and victims were not helping police identify the shooter or shooters.
A shooter could face charges of going armed with intent and attempted murder. Jerman said that like other instances of gun violence in Cedar Rapids, the shooting started with a disagreement, and “individuals choose to settle their differences with firearms.”
About two weeks after the news conference, police reported they had talked with several witnesses, including a 13-year-old boy who was injured in the shooting.
What has happened since?
Cedar Rapids police spokesman Mike Battien said Tuesday the victims of the shooting all are recovered or recovering. One had to have a knee surgery.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Battien said. Police have suspects, but no one has been charged yet because none of the suspects have been positively identified by witnesses.
Battien said police think the disagreement that led to the shooting started over stage time, recording and sound equipment.
Police have not determined yet whether there was more than one assailant, but they do know more than one gun was fired.
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