Public Safety

12-year-old girl injured Wednesday morning in NW Cedar Rapids shooting, police said

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Police are investigating after a 12-year-old girl sustained a minor gunshot wound early Wednesday morning during a shooting in northwest Cedar Rapids.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers responded at about 2:45 a.m. to the 1300 block of B Avenue NW for reports of shots fired in the area.

When they arrived, police said they located a “juvenile female with a minor gunshot wound that did not require medical attention.”

Through their investigation, public safety spokesperson Greg Buelow said officers found that two bullets had traveled through the bedroom window of a residence, injuring the young girl, who was inside.

No arrests have been made.

Buelow said the circumstances of the incident are still under investigation.

“There has been no determination whether this particular home was the intended target, or whether it is related to any previous shooting incidents,” he said.

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