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Suspect sought after woman shot in Mason City’s East Park


This news story was published on August 10, 2020.
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MASON CITY – A suspect is being sought after a late night shooting in East Park left a woman hospitalized with a bad leg.

Mason City police say that on Monday, August 10, 2020, at approximately 1:52 am, Officers with the Mason City Police Department responded to East Park, 802, 3ral St NE, for a report that a female had been shot in the leg. Medical aid was provided to the victim, who was transported to Mercy Hospital. Her injuries were not life threatening.

Officers interviewed witnesses and recovered a handgun at the scene. The shooting occurred inside of a vehicle at the park. During the investigation, Donovan Ward was identified as the shooting suspect. Ward fled the scene after the shooting. The Mason City Police Department has applied for an arrest warrant for Ward for Willful Injury — a class D felony. Ward’s whereabouts are currently unknown, but we do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.

If you have information about Ward’s whereabouts or information about this investigation, please contact the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636. Information can also be shared with CrimeStoppers of North Central Iowa by calling 800-383-0088 or by reaching out to them on their Facebook page.

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10 Responses to Suspect sought after woman shot in Mason City’s East Park

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 12, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    The poor are the face of River City now. That and fear.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 11, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    This is the second shooting incident this punk has been responsible for since last fall. He got probation last time, isn’t it about he went to prison?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 11, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    He should be shot in the leg, too. “An eye for an eye.” Maybe criminals will think twice before committing such crimes.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 12, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      The death penalty has not reduced crime. What makes you think “an eye for an eye” will?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 12, 2020 at 1:12 pm

        The death penalty has not been efficiently administered in quite some time, bring back public hangings done right quick. Watch crime drop.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 14, 2020 at 8:01 am

          Only people like you will watch them.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 11, 2020 at 7:18 am

    The park closes at 10:00.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 10, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Outstanding citizen…I dinna do nuffin.
    MASON CITY GUNFIRE INVESTIGATION
    Sep 24, 2019
    Donovan James Ward, 18, arrested for drug possession, possession of drugs in a correctional institution, and unlawful consumption of alcohol.
    Police was there as also a warrant out for Ward for assault.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 10, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    He a good boy, he don’t mess with anybody. He keep his own business, he got lot of friends. He outgoing, but he quiet, too. Everybody love him. I don’t see why they say he do something like this.