Two killed, 10 injured in shooting at Iowa nightclub


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

Police said in a news release that the shooting happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. at Taboo Nightclub and Lounge, and officers patrolling downtown were able to respond quickly.

Police did not say if there were one or more suspected shooters, which could have led to the shooting or if they arrested anyone, but they said there was no lingering threat for the public.

Police also did not release the names of the victims or the condition of the injured.

Club owner Mod Williams told the Cedar Rapids Gazette he didn’t know many details about the shooting.

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

Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell expressed dismay at the shooting and praised the police response.

“As citizens, we must also do our part. We need to prevent incidents like this before they happen. It means respecting each other, resolving issues peacefully and holding ourselves accountable,” O’Donnell said in a statement.

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