Two Killed, 10 Injured in Iowa Nightclub Shooting

A shooting at a nightclub in Iowa killed two people and injured 10 others early on April 11, police said.

Shots broke out at the Taboo Nightclub and Lounge in downtown Cedar Rapids at 1:27 a.m., police said in a statement.

Police found two people dead at the scene — one adult male and one adult female.

Ten others were injured and were taken to multiple local hospitals to receive treatment.

Police did not indicate the conditions of those injured.

Police said after securing the scene that there was no longer a threat to public safety.

At a press conference later in the day, Cedars Rapid Police Chief Wayne Jerman said that investigators believe there was more than one shooter, who may have fled the scene when a “rush of patrons” were trying to flee to safety.

It is unclear what led to the shooting, but Jerman said that the incident was “isolated” and “targeted.”

Police have yet to establish a motive as the investigation is ongoing.


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