Two Killed and 10 Wounded in Iowa Nightclub Shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Gunfire at a Cedar Rapids nightclub left two people dead and 10 wounded early Sunday, authorities said.

According to police, the incident occurred at Taboo Nightclub and Lounge just before 1:30 AM. Officers who were downtown responding quickly were also available.

The police didn’t say whether there was one or more suspected shooters, what might have led to the shooting or whether they had arrested anyone, but they did say there was no lingering threat to the public.

Police also didn’t release the names of the victims or the condition of the wounded.

The club’s owner, Mod Williams, told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that he doesn’t know many details about the shooting.

“It’s an extremely disturbing thing that happened and currently I’m just being as cooperative as I can to help the police,” Williams said.

Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell expressed dismay about the shooting and lauded the police response.

“We as citizens need to do our part, too. It is crucial that we prevent such incidents from happening. That means respecting one and other, resolving issues peacefully and holding ourselves accountable,” O’Donnell said in a statement.


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