Cedar Rapids Shooting Injuries Mount Mercy Student
A shooting in Cedar Rapids on Thursday left a Mount Mercy University student injured and locked down two area schools.
The shooting was reported at around 3:35 p.m. on Thursday near Elmhurst Drive and Hazel Drive according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. That location is near Mount Mercy University, Regis Middle School, and Garfield Elementary. Cedar Rapids Police reported that an adult male was shot and went to Regis looking for medical assistance.
The Gazette reports that the victim was identified as a Mount Mercy student out for a jog at the time of the shooting. Cedar Rapids police say that he may have been an innocent bystander when the shooting happened. He was transported to a local hospital. Officials say his injuries were not life-threatening.
Cedar Rapids police say that they are working to identify the shooter or shooters, who may have been firing at each other according to the Gazette. The shooting caused lockdowns at both Regis and Garfield schools. Mount Mercy has announced that they will provide counseling for students and that police patrols will be increased in the area.