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Licensed and properly-trained Iowa gun owner accidentally shoots himself, police say


This news story was published on January 30, 2016.
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9-mm-gun-01FORT DODGE, IOWA – An Iowa man police say is a licensed and properly-trained conceal and carry gun owner has shot himself, leading to a helicopter trip to a Des Moines hospital.

On January 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department were dispatched to 29 N. 12th Street in reference to a male who had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers were able to speak with the victim and witnesses and were able to determine that the shooting was an accidental, self-inflicted shooting.

The victim was identified as Ricardo Matolban C Mack from Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Mr. Mack was transported to Unity Point Medical center where he was then flown to Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines where he is being treated for an accidental, self- inflicted gun wound.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the victim has had the proper training and paperwork to carry a concealed weapon.

Police say an investigation is ongoing.

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32 Responses to Licensed and properly-trained Iowa gun owner accidentally shoots himself, police say

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Cry baby Peter had some comments removed. Boo hoo. Go cry to mommy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Negro. Explains it all

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Wasn’t this a accident? Cuhrist let up!

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Wow, comments on this story have really been blown out of proportion. It’s sad to see what this site is becoming.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      It is nothing new Allen.
      This site has been going down the toilet for quite some time.

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        Peter OFFICIAL Reply Report comment

        January 30, 2016 at 6:01 pm

        Well Mark, add yourself to the list, and remove me from it. You obviously don’t know the etiology (look it up dumbass) of my history on NIT. From the very beginning I was persecuted for my intelligence…accused of using “big words”, and a dictionary and thesaurus, when my vocabulary is perfectly natural. Over a long period of time I began to erode, and was forced to speak “dumbazz language” so they could understand me. I’m very intelligent, and if and when this rag of a page ever chooses to honor the intelligentsia over the LVS dumbasses, I’ll be right there…talking civilly, insightfully, and with purpose. Marquardt has always weighed the population’s intellect with his own need for smarter talk. He chose to let the dumbasses rule the airwaves…because they were the ones paying his bills.

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          Mark Reply Report comment

          January 30, 2016 at 6:26 pm

          Peter, you truly are one sad and pathetic individual.
          Your history of personal and fiscal failure is well-known & documented.
          You sadly believe that your mediocre vocabulary somehow makes up for your severe lack of moral character, your perverse thoughts and your complete lack of any redeemable qualities.
          You blame everyone and everything for your plethora of failures and never take personal responsibility for any of your own actions.
          You compound what is your dismal existence with your inane ramblings & diatribes.
          In the animal world, you would be the prime candidate for “thinning the herd”.

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    Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 9:49 am

    The Second Amendment is a right that shall not be infringed upon. Unlike some who infringe upon our rights by continually being on this site when they have been banned.

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      Peter OFFICIAL Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Buzz, we live in a world of compromise. You get your gun rights, to that I agree, but you do not get tailpipe rights. Not without going to Des Moines and changing the laws.

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        anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 30, 2016 at 11:44 am

        STFU, you are such a jerk. I would rather hear hundreds of Harleys than the boom boom speakers. Get over yourself. You didn’t go to Des Moines for shit. Flora and the Clear Lake council put up a couple signs just to shut you up.

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        anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 30, 2016 at 11:44 am

        Official……official dumb ass.

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        anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

        Peter. I sit back and see your insane ramblings on this site and sometimes can’t help but pity your pathetic ass. I graduated from high school, went to college and now make a darn good living to take care of my family. Let’s take a look at your accomplishments…..dropped out of high school, spent your adult life getting high from illegal drugs, you defend pedophiles, you sponge off your parents, and you spend your time at the coffee shops freaking out the employees, and sit on this site.. …..yes you and your life are truly pathetic. You’ve accomplished NOTHING!

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        anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

        Oh, and let’s not forget that you were never fully potty trained.

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        Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

        January 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm

        You want compromise, OK I’ll compromise with you. You stay off this site and stop ruining it for everyone that is allowed to be on here and I’ll stop dreaming off hitting you in the throat so hard that your teeth click. How’s that? NOW STAY AWAY!!!!

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          Fan of Buzz Reply Report comment

          January 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm

          Buzz, I would pay top dollar to see you do that to Mr. Poopy pants.

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            Coca not Cocoa

            January 30, 2016 at 5:25 pm

            Are all railroad guys violent ex-coke heads?

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          Buzzkill Reply Report comment

          January 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm

          See Buzz, now your real self is coming forward. Let out all those violent fantasies. Tell us how you fantasize about beating other citizens to death. Then tell everyone what style Harley you ride…how much meth you do each month, what brand of cigs you smoke, what make and model of guns you keep, and what Whiskey you gulp. You’re giving the people important insights into who you are and the cultural mindset you represent. I’m attentively taking notes.

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            anonymous

            January 30, 2016 at 9:32 pm

            Peter, we all know you fantasize about drugs, and pedophiles.

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            David

            January 31, 2016 at 12:38 am

            as much as he complains, i think he fantasizes about being a biker too.

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            anonymous

            January 31, 2016 at 1:08 am

            I think you are right David. It could be that mommy won’t buy him one. And we all know he sponges off mom for everything and contributes nothing. Sad, at their age they shouldn’t have to shpport a 40 something year old man.

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2016 at 11:27 am

      It’s obvious that he is never going to leave, and NIT will let him do and say whatever he wants. I have given up on this site. I check it once in awhile, and when I see the village idiot is still here, I know it’s not worth my time. And quite disappointed that with all the candidates and political happenings in North Iowa lately, there’s nothing on this site about any of it. It seems the editor of this site only cares about the loser thugs in Mason City. These are stories that he doesn’t need to leave his house for. Peter and Matt are two peas in a pod, and this site has gone down hill.

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    Peter LARGO Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 9:36 am

    As is the Penis.

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    Dirty Hairy Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Shoots himself? Perhaps it was in self defense.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Want to know the real reason for the stand off in Oregon ? Go to Peoples Choice.Org.. Mineral rights sold to Russia ! Hammond ranch involved. Media keeps bringing up the Bundys but the Hammonds who own the property are the real target of your gov..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2016 at 9:16 am

      It’s all making sense now. Putin backs Trump. Trump uses Soviet vets in ad. Trump stands for communism

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      David Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2016 at 10:09 am

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTvgyYLnphs Go to time index 14:40 and it will explain every thing you need to know about hillery.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 30, 2016 at 3:02 pm

        Seriously David?

        I mean seriously, Dave Hodges & Sheila Zilinsky?
        One is a wacko conspiracy nut and the other one is an idiot.

        But then I can see where you would gravitate to such.
        You are a tin-foil hat wearing, conspiracy wacko as well.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Obamma will have this story on national TV along with – Hillary pee’s pants – when judge gives her 5 years in bitchville.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 8:22 am

    So much for training. It is no substitute for brains.

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      sherryl Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

      accidents do happen—look how many people take drivers training and they still have no brains when they are behind the wheel–accidents do happen!

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    Peter OFFICIAL Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Alcohol? Hang-fire? Squib-fire?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2016 at 9:35 am

      NO, more like you’re an idiot who never learns. Now STFU.