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Three teens taken into custody after shots fired in NW Cedar Rapids, police say

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

CEDAR RAPIDS — Three juveniles were taken into custody over the weekend after reports of shots fired in the 1100 block of 11th Street NW, Cedar Rapids police said.

Officers were called to the area at 9:25 p.m. Friday. They found damage to a garage and shell casings. No injuries were reported.

Another officer responding to the shots-fired incident located a suspect vehicle traveling westbound in the 1300 block of F Avenue NW.

The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled, leading officers on a pursuit that ended in the area of Sharon Lane and Broadmore Road NW.

Police said four teenagers were in the vehicle: two 15-year-old females, a 14-year-old male and a 17-year-old male.

Police said the vehicle involved in the pursuit was a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was reported stolen. .

Police are continuing to investigate, the department said, and charges are likely.

The police department said identities of the three juveniles in custody have not been released because of state juvenile confidentiality laws.

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