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Public Safety

3 sought in weekend shooting that killed 2 teens

From left are DeShawn Hull, Andre Richardson and Alexandra Smith, identified by Cedar Rapids Police Department as “persons of interest” in fatal shootings outside the Iowa Smoke Shop on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Images provided by Cedar Rapids Police Department)
From left are DeShawn Hull, Andre Richardson and Alexandra Smith, identified by Cedar Rapids Police Department as “persons of interest” in fatal shootings outside the Iowa Smoke Shop on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Images provided by Cedar Rapids Police Department)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are seeking three people connected to Saturday morning’s shooting that killed two teens and seriously wounded two others in southwest Cedar Rapids.

DeShawn Hull, 21, Andre Richardson, 25, and Alexandra Smith, 24, are “persons of interest” in the case, the Cedar Rapids Police Department said Tuesday in a news release.

Police said Hull is 5-foot-8 and weighs about 200 pounds, Richardson is 6-foot-1 and weighs about 185 pounds, and Smith is 5-foot-4 and weighs about 130 pounds.

Matrell Johnson and Royal Abram, both 18, were shot and killed in the parking lot of Iowa Smoke Shop at 70 Kirkwood Ct. SW about 1:20 a.m. Saturday. Two others in the vehicle — a man and woman, both 19 — suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds.

The Police Department is asking that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hull, Richardson or Smith to contact Cedar Rapids police at (319) 286-5491.

Funeral plans have been set for Johnson and Abram.

Visitation for Johnson will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Gospel Tabernacle Church, followed by burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation for Abram will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Brosh Chapel. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

l Comments: 319-3988238; kat.russell@thegazette.com

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