Teen girl found shot to death in car in Cedar Rapids


Photo: Cedar Rapids Police Department

(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- A 15-year-old girl's been found shot to death in a car in Cedar Rapids. Police got a report of a single-vehicle accident at the Hawthorne Hills Apartment Complex in the 22-hundred block of C Street S.W. Officers found the vehicle with extensive damage and the body of a 15-year-old girl in the driver's seat, who had what appeared to be a gunshot wound. An autopsy is planned with the State Medical Examiner's Office.

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.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800–CS-CRIME.


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