MASON CITY – A north end neighborhood in Mason City is on edge after a gun was fired, neighbors said Friday evening.
Mason City police officers were in the area of 9th Street NW and 10th Street NW and North Federal Avenue after a report of at least one shot being fired Friday at about 5 PM.
Neighbors in the 000 block of 9th Street NW said that “one shot” was fired by a “kid” who they later said was 22 years old.
“He was after another kid,” they women said after police had questioned them. The other “kid” turned out to be in his 20’s, too, they said. “The one guy is after the other guy. We just came out to see what was going on and then some things were said.” Police could be over heard asking the women to “take it easy” as words had been exchanged between them and another group of people standing across the street.
Police were parked in squad cars throughout the neighborhood, with two in the parking lot at 938 North Federal. One person told NIT that “Lots of squad cars, police officers with rifles, helmets at north end of MC; 10th Street and Federal.” Police could be seen on a porch talking to other residents along Federal Ave.
The women at the 000 block of 9th Street NW said that things could get worse this evening, as “the guy with the gun has been drinking.”