Public Safety

Police investigating Tuesday morning drive-by shooting in southwest Cedar Rapids

This is the city's third drive-by incident in five days

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

Tuesday brought the city’s third drive-by shooting incident in the past five days.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, a volley of shots were fired, likely from a vehicle, late Tuesday morning in the city’s southwest quadrant. The shots left another vehicle damaged.

Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said officers were dispatched at about 11:30 a.m. to the 400 block of Eighth Avenue SW, where they found an unoccupied vehicle that had been damaged by gunfire.

Buelow declined to comment on whether Tuesday’s incident was connected to two previous drive-by shootings — one that occurred Friday afternoon in the 800 block of 15th Street SE and another that occurred Saturday in the 1200 block of 12th Avenue SE.

“There is an ongoing investigation and this does not appear to be a random incident,” he said.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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