2 people dead and 10 hospitalized after nightclub shooting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

A shooting inside a crowded Cedar Rapids nightclub left a man and woman dead and 10 people injured early Sunday, authorities said. . The club was hosting a 90s-themed party, according to a social media post. Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said investigators believe two men fired more than a dozen shots inside the club. He said officers who were just outside the club due to an earlier incident rushed inside just as 100 to 150 people came out of the bar and found the victims. public safety.” Police believe two shooters were involved. At a news conference Sunday, Cedar Rapids police called the shooting a “senseless act of violence.” suspects or arrests.The investigation is continuing and anyone “present at the time of the shooting or with knowledge of the incident” is asked to contact investigators, the statement said. The female deceased were not disclosed on Sunday.Jerman said one of those injured was in critical condition on Sunday afternoon while the other injuries, which were all related to the gunshots, ranged from serious to minor The gunmen likely escaped as the crowd rushed out of the nightclub.Police were searching for suspects on Sunday afternoon and no arrests were reported.Jerman said police have not determined the m of the shooting, but investigators believe one of the victims was targeted. disregard for human life,” Jerman said. “I remain livid and angry at the continuing and blatant disregard and disrespect for human life that continues. That said, I want to reassure the residents of this town that Cedar Rapids is a safe town. Club owner Mod Williams told the Cedar Rapids Gazette he was working with police. I’m just being as cooperative as I can be to help the police,” Williams said. Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell expressed dismay at the shooting and praised the police response. She also urged residents to speak out against the violence. “Shock, anger, grief, disappointment – some of the emotions I’m sure we’re all feeling today,” O’Donnell said. “And I can personally say that as a mother, my heart goes out to these mums and dads today who are having the worst day of their lives. To the families of the injured, we are with you and pray for a speedy recovery. Hearst Television contributed to this report.

A shooting at a crowded Cedar Rapids nightclub left one man and woman dead and 10 injured early Sunday, authorities said.

The shooting happened just before 1:30 a.m. at Taboo Nightclub and Lounge, the Cedar Rapids Police Department said in a statement. The club was hosting a 90s-themed party, according to a social media post.

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said investigators believe two men fired more than a dozen shots inside the club. He said officers who were just outside the club due to an earlier incident rushed inside just as 100 to 150 people came out of the bar and found the victims.

Police believe it was a targeted shooting and the statement said “there is no threat to public safety”. Police believe two shooters were involved.

At a press conference Sunday, Cedar Rapids police called the shooting a “senseless act of violence.”

Police did not release any information about any suspects or arrests. The investigation is continuing and anyone “present at the time of the shooting or having knowledge of the incident” is asked to contact the investigators, the statement said.

Officers helped treat the injured and transported several of the victims to hospital in squad cars.

The names of the deceased man and woman were not released on Sunday. Jerman said one of those injured was in critical condition Sunday afternoon while the other injuries, which were all related to the gunshots, ranged from serious to minor.

The gunmen likely escaped as the crowd rushed out of the nightclub. Police were searching for suspects on Sunday afternoon and no arrests had been reported.

Jerman said police have not determined the motive for the shooting, but investigators believe one of the victims was targeted.

“This is another senseless and senseless firearms incident involving a reckless disregard for human life,” Jerman said. “I remain livid and angry at the continuing and blatant disregard and disrespect for human life that continues. That said, I want to reassure the residents of this town that Cedar Rapids is a safe town.

Club owner Mod Williams Told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that he works with the police.

“It’s an extremely disturbing thing that happened and currently I’m being as cooperative as I can be in helping the police,” Williams said.

Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell expressed dismay at the shooting and praised the police response. She also urged residents to speak out against the violence.

“Shock, anger, grief, disappointment – some of the emotions I’m sure we all feel today,” O’Donnell said. “And I can personally say that as a mother, my heart goes out to these mums and dads today who are having the worst day of their lives. To the families of the injured, we are with you and pray for a speedy recovery.

Hearst Television contributed to this report.

Jerry C. Greiner