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Teen arrested after shots fired into minivan in Cedar Rapids

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

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 16-year-old boy arrested Thursday is accused of firing a gun at a minivan.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 2300 block of C Street SW about 3:04 p.m. Thursday. There, officers found a minivan damaged by gunfire.

Police identified a 16-year-old boy as the person who shot the van. A search warrant was executed at his home, and officers found a handgun, police said.

The teen — who is not being identified because of state confidentiality laws — faces charges of reckless use of a firearm, carrying firearms and possession of marijuana.

Police said additional charges and arrests are possible in the ongoing investigation.

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