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UPDATE: CF Police Asking for Public's Help

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (CBS 2/Fox 28) -- Cedar Falls Police are now asking for the public's help as they investigate a homicide which happened early Sunday morning.

Police Chief Jeff Olson says officers were called to the 1800 block of Tremont Street on a report of shots fired at about 1:30 AM Sunday morning.

Officers found Norman C. Gant, 21, of Waterloo, laying in a yard with life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound.  He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Police do not have a suspect in custody.  They do say that the area near the shooting is not at risk and that they are continuing to investigate.

Tim Olsen lives in the neighborhood and said he heard a bang.

"This neighborhood gets a lot of fireworks," he said. "We assumed that it was fireworks."

He found out shortly that this time it was different.

"It's not a good feeling that somebody was murdered," he said." Let alone this town and let alone my neighborhood."

He said Cedar Falls is a nice place to live.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call the Cedar Falls Police Department at 319-273-8612 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477).  Information can be submitted anonymously.

An autopsy will be performed on Sunday at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny.

Look for more on this story coming up on CBS 2 and

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