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Cedar Rapids police ID 2 shooting victims

May 19, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police have released the identities of two people killed in a weekend shooting in Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids Police said two 18-year-olds, Matrell Eugene Johnson and Royal Ceiz Abram died as a result of the shooting early Saturday morning. A 19-year-old woman was also wounded in the shooting and she remained hospitalized Sunday.

The shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Iowa Smoke Shop on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids.

Investigators believe the victims were in a vehicle in the parking lot at the store when someone approached them firing a gun.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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