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Mason City Homes Struck by Gunfire, No Injuries

A pair of homes in Mason City were struck by gunfire Tuesday night.

The Mason City Police Department says the first shooting was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of 15th Street Southeast. Less than 45 minutes later, a second shooting was reported in the 100 block of South Jefferson Avenue. In both incidents, there were people inside the homes, but there were no injuries in either shooting.

MCPD says each home was struck by a single round from a handgun, but it’s not known at this time if the shootings are related. They ask anyone with video security systems in the area of each residence within the time frames of the shootings to come forward to allow authorities to review the footage.

Any information the public can provide is welcome by calling the police department (at 641-421-3636) or by sharing it with North Iowa Crime Stoppers (at 800-383-0088).

In early April, MCPD investigated three shootings in a 48-hour period, which included a house and apartment building being struck by gunfire in separate shootings. In a third incident, which may have involved an argument over a backpack, one person was hit with gunfire, but his injuries were non-life-threatening.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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