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Cedar Rapids police investigating after 32-year-old man assaulted with handgun

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 32-year-old man was hospitalized Monday morning after he was assaulted outside his home in the 1200 block of Second Avenue SE.

The man was struck several times in the head with a blunt object that investigators think was a handgun, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Police said the man and the suspect — believed to be a 20-year-old man who police have declined to identify — might have been fighting over a handgun that apparently discharged during the scuffle. No property or people were hit, police said.

The victim was transported to a hospital for injuries that weren’t life-threatening, including lacerations to the head.

The preliminary investigation indicated the assault was not random. Police said the victim and suspect are acquainted.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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