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Teen found dead, shot in car in Cedar Rapids; police say targeted slaying

Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS – A teen was found dead, shot in a car in Cedar Rapids and police say the killing was a targeted slaying.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 6:19 AM, Cedar Rapids’ Joint Communications Center received a report of a single vehicle accident at the Hawthorne Hills Apartment Complex located in the 2200 block of C Street S.W. Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle with extensive damage and a 15-year-old female deceased, in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The juvenile female also had what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s). Final determination as to the cause of death is pending per an autopsy scheduled with the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

There is an active, ongoing investigation by police. Based on the preliminary investigation, police say the shooting appears to be a targeted incident. No suspects have been arrested at this time.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.

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