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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Cedar Rapids investigators say they are are having a hard time making arrests in two weekend  shootings leaving three people injured.

Police say the two shootings are connected.

Saturday, two people were shot at Redmond Park and in retaliation police say more shots rang out during Sunday's drive-by shooting injuring a woman on First Avenue.

Sunday's shooting several gun shots rang out - one bullet hitting a woman inside an apartment, according to police.

"I don't like it," said Alexandra White. "Very disturbing."

People living in Cedar Rapids are not afraid to voice their outrage with the recent violence. 

"Where else can they play if they can't be safe in a park? A lot of the shootings are retaliations from a shooting before," said Darlesha Kearney.

Investigators say  getting the suspects in these recent shootings off the streets is not easy because they say several witnesses and victims are not cooperating and not telling investigators information.

"...and then they want to pop off shooting, it makes me mad," said White. "If you see something going on, something that looks weird or suspicious and stuff that looks like this leave."

Police told KWWL there are two groups of people trying to settle some type of dispute and they're using guns to solve to solve the issue - leaving victims hurt in the process.

Currently investigators say they have absolutely no leads and no arrests until someone, somewhere will speak up.

"I'd be afraid to say something as well because I'm afraid somebody would come after me," said Kearney.

Although police are still working to identify the groups of people behind the shootings, they say they need the public's help.

Remember you can remain anonymous.

As for the three victims, their names and ages not made public just yet, but police say they are expected to be okay.

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