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Cedar Rapids police identify 22-year-old who was fatally shot Tuesday morning

Cedar Rapids police on Tuesday check the parking lot of 634 Ashton Place NE in Cedar Rapids, where a 22-year-old man was
Cedar Rapids police on Tuesday check the parking lot of 634 Ashton Place NE in Cedar Rapids, where a 22-year-old man was shot and killed. Police on Wednesday identified the victim as Jose E. Millan-Ramirez. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police have identified the man who was shot and killed early Tuesday morning as Jose E. Millan-Ramirez.

Millan-Ramirez, 22, was shot and killed at about 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Ashton Place Apartments, 634 Ashton Place NE, just west of C Avenue NE and south of Boyson Road, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department,

The police department said responding officers found Millan-Ramirez with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, where he died a short time later, police said.

Based on their 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 shooting that killed 18-year-old Andrew Gaston, a Metro High School student.

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

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