Cedar Rapids, Iowa, police are searching for multiple suspects in a fatal shooting at a nightclub

Cedar Rapids law enforcement officials have provided an update on the investigation into a shooting at a downtown nightclub that killed two people and injured 10 others, including at least one seriously. KCRG reports that police responded to a shooting at the Taboo Nightclub Lounge at 415 Third Street SE around 1:27 a.m. Sunday. Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said officers were standing outside the club when a rush of people came out, fleeing the shooting. Emergency dispatchers began receiving calls about the incident around the same time. Officers went inside the club to find the total of 12 victims and began administering first aid to the injured. Jerman said the evidence so far leads investigators to believe there was more than one shooter involved. He later said they believed “both shooters” were male. No clear motive has been determined at this stage of the investigation, although Jerman said police do not believe it was a “gang-related incident.” Police also said there was no wider threat to the general public despite the lack of arrests, calling it a “targeted incident”. Those who were killed were an adult male and an adult female, officials said. More information about their identity is being withheld pending notification from family members. Jerman said police believe all of the injuries were related to the shooting, whether direct gunshot wounds or shrapnel. He said there was no indication at the time that any injuries were caused by the rush of people exiting the club. No other incidents related to the initial shooting took place outside the club. Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell encouraged citizens to report suspicious or illegal activity, saying the incident does not represent the city as a whole. in the day, I believe, real change will only happen when we as a city, we as citizens, refuse to play along,” O’Donnell said. Taboo was hosting a ’90s-themed “Return of the Mac” party on Saturday night, according to social media promotions. Police estimate that around 100 to 150 people were inside the club at the time of the shooting. Modteets Williams Jr., the club’s owner, told KCRG the club is “doing everything in its power to cooperate with the police”. According to police call logs over the past year, at least two incidents involving guns and an assault have been reported at the nightclub. Most of the times the police visited the scene, it was for routine bar checks. Anyone with information is asked to call Cedar Rapids Police. Information may also be provided to CrimeStoppers by calling 1-800-CS-CRIME. Previously:

Cedar Rapids law enforcement officials have provided an update on the investigation into a shooting at a downtown nightclub that killed two people and injured 10 others, including at least one seriously.

KCRG reports that police responded to a shooting at the Taboo Nightclub Lounge at 415 Third Street SE around 1:27 a.m. Sunday. Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said officers were standing outside the club when a rush of people came out, fleeing the shooting. Emergency dispatchers began receiving calls about the incident around the same time. Officers went inside the club to find the total of 12 victims and began administering first aid to the injured.

Jerman said the evidence so far leads investigators to believe there was more than one shooter involved. He later said they believed “both shooters” were male. No clear motive has been determined at this stage of the investigation, although Jerman said police do not believe it was a “gang-related incident.” Police also said there was no wider threat to the general public despite the lack of arrests, calling it a “targeted incident”.

The individuals who were killed were an adult male and an adult female, officials said. More information about their identity is being withheld pending notification from family members.

Jerman said police believe all injuries were related to the shooting, whether direct gunshot wounds or shrapnel. He said there was no indication at the time that any injuries were caused by the rush of people leaving the club.

Police believe the shooters may have escaped the scene during the initial stampede of fleeing people. No other incidents related to the initial shooting took place outside the club.

Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell encouraged citizens to report suspicious or illegal activity, saying the incident does not represent the city as a whole.

“Ultimately, I believe real change will only happen when we as a city, we as citizens, refuse to play along,” O’Donnell said.

Taboo was hosting a ’90s-themed “Return of the Mac” party on Saturday night, according to social media promotions. Police estimate that around 100 to 150 people were inside the club at the time of the shooting. Modteets Williams Jr., the club’s owner, told KCRG the club is “doing everything we can to cooperate with the police”.

Jerman said he did not recall a recent spike in service calls at the nightclub location. According to police call logs over the past year, at least two incidents involving guns and an assault have been reported at the nightclub. Most of the times the police visited the scene, it was for routine bar checks.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cedar Rapids Police. Information may also be provided to CrimeStoppers by calling 1-800-CS-CRIME.

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