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UPDATE: Cedar Rapids police identify double homicide victims

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Cedar Rapids police have identified two people that were shot to death on Wednesday night by someone firing bullets into their home.

Officers were called to 1708 4th Avenue SE at around 10:10 p.m. Wednesday where they found two people inside the home who had been shot. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims have been identified as Quintrell D. Perkins, 22, and Sierrah Rochelle Simmons, 20, both of Cedar Rapids.

Investigators say that "multiple rounds" were fired into the home from outside the residence. No arrests have been made.

"Until that person responsible or persons responsible are apprehended, we're going to ask that the public remain vigilant, exercise due caution," Cedar Rapids police chief Wayne Jerman said.

These are the fifth and sixth homicides of the year in Cedar Rapids. There were only three homicides all of last year, and three in 2012.

"Obviously, the numbers are concerning. Any amount over zero is too many," Jerman said. "Is there an uptick? I think the numbers speak for themselves, but I don't think it's making the city any less safe."

He said the biggest barrier to solving any homicide is a lack of information. In other words, he said, the people who may know what happened, aren't talking.

"The number one reason that we're hearing is fear of retaliation, and that's where I'd like to re-emphasize the Crime Stoppers number," Jerman said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-272-7463. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

KWWL TV reporter Becca Habegger contributed to this report
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