Teenager Dies After Shooting in Cedar Rapids
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has announced a 15-year old has died after a Friday afternoon shooting.
Yesterday afternoon at around 5:45, Cedar Rapids Police, Fire, and Area ambulance all responded to a call of a shooting at 1424 Bever Avenue S.E. When they arrived, Cedar Rapids Police found a male with a gunshot wound.
Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead at 5:24 this afternoon. He's been identified as 15-year old Senquez Jackson. The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.
Jackson is the second 15-year old killed by gunfire in Cedar Rapids in just over six months. Aaron K. Richardson was killed in early September of 2015. A 14-year old was arrested and charged with the crime.
Friends are reacting to Jackson's death and a prayer vigil has been announced for Sunday:
[via Cedar Rapids Police Department and The Gazette]