Public Safety

22-year-old man killed in early morning shooting in northeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids police investigate the scene of a shooting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in the parking lot near 634 Ashton Place
Cedar Rapids police investigate the scene of a shooting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in the parking lot near 634 Ashton Place NE in Cedar Rapids. A 22-year-old man was transported to UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital with critical injuries and later died. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
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CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating after a shooting early Tuesday in northeast Cedar Rapids left one person dead.

Cedar Rapids police said officers responded around 3:30 a.m. to Ashton Place Apartments, 634 Ashton Place NE, for reports of shots fired.

When they arrived, officers found a 22-year-old man in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital with critical injuries. He died a short time later, police said.

The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family members. Police said the man is believed to be a resident of the apartment complex.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police said the shooting does not appear to be random.

Police also said there is no evidence linking Tuesday’s shooting to Friday night’s homicide that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Andrew Gaston, a Metro High School student.

Anyone with information regarding Tuesday’s shooting is asked to contact Cedar Rapids police at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME or text CRIMES (274637).

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