A second homicide investigation has been launched in Cedar Rapids, following the discovery of a man's body on the city's west side.

Cedar Rapids Police were called to an alley between 9th and 10th St SW this morning, just before 7:30. The caller reported a man's body in the alley. When officers arrived, the unnamed individual was found in the 500 block of that alley.

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According to a release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department the man, in his 30's, had "sustained fatal traumatic injuries." Cedar Rapids Police collected information and evidence, and have concluded their investigation will be for a homicide. An autopsy will be performed and no other information will be made available until relatives are notified.

Cedar Rapids Police are also investigating a homicide on the city's northeast side Sunday night, November 12. There was also a shooting on the city's southeast side Monday night, that injured a woman. Last Thursday, November 16, another shooting resulted in multiple charges against two teenagers.

[via Cedar Rapids Police]