CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 6:19 a.m. the City’s 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. Based on the preliminary investigation, 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.
Disclaimer: Any arrest and complaint information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.