Public Safety

20-year-old shot in northeast Cedar Rapids early Monday

Police believe shooting was targeted

Police tape at a crime scene. (Stock image/Dreamstime/TNS)
Police tape at a crime scene. (Stock image/Dreamstime/TNS)

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 20-year-old man was shot Monday morning in northeast Cedar Rapids in what police believe was a targeted shooting.

At 5:17 a.m., officers dispatched to an alley in the 1500 block of C Avenue NE found the man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department. The injury is considered serious, police said.

Based on preliminary information, the shooting appears to be targeted, public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said.

The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation, police said, and no information has been released about a suspect.

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