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An Iowa community was hit with a weekend of violence after a gunman opened fire at a downtown nightclub and an officer’s home was riddled with bullets in what investigators say was a ‘targeted attack’.

Two people were killed and 10 injured after shots were fired at an Iowa nightclub early Sunday morning. 

The incident took place around 1.27am at the Taboo Nightclub and Lounge in downtown Cedar Rapids, police confirmed to KWWL

Several people were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Their conditions remain unknown.

Cedar Rapids police say there is no ongoing threat to the public, however crime scene officials remain on scene as they conduct their investigation.

It is unclear if the shooter has been apprehended as police did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment. 

Two people were killed and 10 injured after shots were fired at an Iowa nightclub early Sunday morning

Two people were killed and 10 injured after shots were fired at an Iowa nightclub early Sunday morning

Two people were killed and 10 injured after shots were fired at an Iowa nightclub early Sunday morning

The incident took place around 1.27am at the Taboo Nightclub and Lounge in downtown Cedar Rapids

The incident took place around 1.27am at the Taboo Nightclub and Lounge in downtown Cedar Rapids

The incident took place around 1.27am at the Taboo Nightclub and Lounge in downtown Cedar Rapids

Sunday morning’s tragedy followed a targeted shooting at an off-duty officer’s home around 11.30pm Friday night.

Police say multiple shot’s were fired at the peace officer’s house, garage and take-home squad car in the ‘targeted’ attack.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which Cedar Rapids Chief of Police Wayne Jerman has called an ‘act of intimidation and violence.’

‘Evidence points to this being a targeted shooting toward a sworn peace officer. It was deliberate. It was an act of intimidation and violence and we will not tolerate it. We pursue all shots-fired incidents as serious, senseless actions and as such, receive our complete attention through the full legal process.’ Jerman told KWWL. ‘This is the time for anyone with knowledge of this incident to come forward and help ensure this violence stops now.’ 

Both shootings remain under investigation. Police have not implied that they are connected. 

Source: Daily Mail

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