Public Safety

Police investigating after five shots fired overnight at Cedar Rapids apartment building

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

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating after shots were fired at an apartment building overnight in the Mound View neighborhood in northeast Cedar Rapids.

Officers responded at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to Central Park Apartments, 1718 C Ave. NE, after five shots were fired at the back of the complex from an alley between C and D avenues NE, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department,

Police said no one was injured, but property was damaged. The back window of a minivan parked in the alley had been shot out.

At least six officers spent more than an hour combing the apartment complex property, the alley and adjacent backyards for evidence.

Five shell casings were recovered at the scene, police said, but no arrests have been made.

Police said investigators think the incident was not random, meaning that the shooting was “targeted.”

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