Public Safety

Man shot at gas station in NE Cedar Rapids

Shooting happened at Kum & Go on First Avenue

The Kum & Go on First Avenue NE. (Gazette file photo)
The Kum & Go on First Avenue NE. (Gazette file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — A man was seriously injured Wednesday at a Kum & Go gas station in northeast Cedar Rapids, police say.

Cedar Rapids Public Safety spokesman Greg Buelow said officers were called at 7:52 a.m. to the Kum & Go at 3132 First Ave. NE, near 32nd Street NE, where they found a man in his 20s who had been shot.

The man was transported to a hospital, Buelow said, with injuries that are considered life-threatening.

Officers also found shell casings at the scene.

Based on the initial investigation, Buelow said a silver, possibly four-door vehicle was seen leaving the scene of the shooting and heading west on First Avenue.

Police said the shooting likely was not random. Police are not releasing more details at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the police department at 319-286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 800-272-7463.

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