Public Safety

Police: Girl found with gunshot wound to abdomen in Cedar Rapids alley

A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)
A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen Wednesday evening.

Cedar Rapids police said officers were dispatched at 6:52 p.m. to Fifth Avenue and 15th Street SE for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a wounded girl in an alley between Sixth and Seventh avenues SE. She had been shot once in the abdomen. The extent of her injury was unknown as of Wednesday night, police said.

Police provided medical aid for the girl until she could be transported to a hospital, authorities said. Officers then canvassed the area, collecting evidence and seeking witnesses.

CONTINUE READING

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.