Public Safety

Person shot in Wellington Heights on Friday afternoon in Cedar Rapids

Emergency personnel wheel a stretcher carrying an injured person as Cedar Rapids Police investigate a shooting in the 800 block of 15th Street SE in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Emergency personnel wheel a stretcher carrying an injured person as Cedar Rapids Police investigate a shooting in the 800 block of 15th Street SE in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
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CEDAR RAPIDS — One person was shot Friday afternoon in the Wellington Heights neighborhood.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said Cedar Rapids police responded at 3:40 p.m. to the 800 block of 15th Street SE.

“Preliminary information is several rounds were fired from a suspect in a vehicle,” Buelow said.

When they arrived, officers found a male with a gunshot wound to the leg. Buelow later identified the victim as a 24-year-old male with non-life-threatening injuries.

As of 4 p.m., police were still on scene investigating, Buelow said.

Police said no suspects are in custody.

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