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Men arrested after Thursday morning shots-fired in Cedar Rapids

Eldra S. Jennings
Eldra S. Jennings

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police say they arrested two men Thursday after their argument escalated into gunshots fired near Wellington Park.

At 9:21 a.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of Fifth Avenue SE for a report of shots fired.

They found shell casings and a damaged vehicle thought to be associated with Nicholas J. Hallman, 26, who was targeted by the gunfire but not injured, according to a news release.

Officers found Eldra S. Jennings, 23, walking from the area and determined he had fired a handgun.

Jennings was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a handgun, carrying weapons and intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

Hallman was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

McKinley Middle School, about three blocks away at 620 10th St. SE, was notified and secured, police said.

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