Names of Victims in Saturday Morning Cedar Rapids Shooting Released
The names of the victims in a shooting early Saturday morning in southwest Cedar Rapids have been released.
According to a release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, two 18-year-olds were killed. They have been identified as Matrell Eugene Johnson and Royal Ceiz Abram.
An unnamed 19-year old female remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The fourth victim, that is believed to have been taken to the hospital in a private vehicle, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. That unnamed male is also 19-years-old.
The shootings happened at approximately 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Iowa Smoke Shop at 70 Kirkwood Court SW. The Cedar Rapids Police Department says someone approached the vehicle the victims were in and fired multiple shots.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME.
There was another shooting earlier Saturday morning, but the two incidents are not believed to be related.