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MCPD investigating two weekend shootings

This news story was published on September 14, 2020.
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MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is investigating two weekend shooting incidents.

The first shooting incident occurred in the 10 block of 3rd Street NW at approximately 3:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, and was reported on 911. In this incident, a male approached three people in the alley prior to the shooting. Shots were fired by the male as the other fled. No one was injured and police say they have not found any property damage as a result of the shooting.

The second shooting occurred on 3:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in the 900-1000 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue. In this incident, two vehicles were traveling north on Pennsylvania and exchanging gunfire. Several residents in the area reported seeing the incident, although neither party has yet contacted police. No one was injured and again, no property has been reported as damaged.

Officers did recover evidence from both scenes. At this time, police say they do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community in either incident. Both incidents remain under investigation.

Anyone with information about either shooting as asked to call the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636, and ask for Lt. Rich Jensen, Criminal Investigations.

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16 Responses to MCPD investigating two weekend shootings

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    Vic Reply Report comment

    September 16, 2020 at 2:26 am

    Banging in River City ain’t going away. And Chuckie town went down the tubes a long time ago. Your new jails will prove to be a fail in 60 months. Too small. Gunfire on a weekly basis will increase the odds of innocents being shot. Cities like Chicago are savage. And what you learn growing up is with you always. There’s no money to beef up the police to combat it. And what goes around comes around.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    You can thank mason city council for this problem !

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    None-ya Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 5:58 pm


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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    They aren’t chimps. Jesus dude. Chimps possess the ability to learn and grow. Nope. Dont ever disparage chimps again this way. What we are dealing with here is a classic liberal section 8’er situation. See they flee their crime torn shit holes for communities like ours, the government pays for their rent and everything else and they bring their violence, ignorance and stupidity with them to destroy the very place that was meant to be an opportunity for them to evolve and grow as human beings. You see. . . Black males are a lower life form than a chimpanzee.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 15, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      You’re right. I sincerely apologize to all the chimps in the world. At least they don’t take welfare, use drugs, and shoot people. Thank you for pointing this glaring fact out to me. And I mean this post in all sincerity.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Mcpd think’s there is no on going threat to the community! How? Do they have to turn away to laugh when they say these thing’s? This is monthly. This isnt uncommon. Do they think bullets vaporize when they miss the intended target? Cuz they keep flying. Anyone anywhere could get hit with a stray round. Random people get threatened by gunmen in this town with odd regularity. We only know about the reported incidents, do you honestly think we know about every incident? Maybe mcpd should just get over it and put as much focus as they can on section 8ers and Chicago and Detroit transplants. It’s cute to virtue signal and go sjw in comment sections but it’s time for honesty. Honestly we know its black males selling the heroin, meth and cocaine in mason city. We know its black males doing the shooting in mason city. We all know it. 13/50. The threat is perpetual. It’s always ongoing and it’s very real. Anyone could be caught in the middle or hit by strat bullets. Anyones child or pet or grandmother could be gone in an instant due to what mcpd says is not an ongoing threat. We aren’t stupid. You cant pacify and placate us with moronic carbon copy responses you trot out for every single violent incident in mason city. The simple fact is that we all know where to start looking when these incidents happen. If we could go ahead and stop calling everyone a racist maybe the police could feel confident in doing their work efficiently without being labeled nazis? The community is at risk and the police could help if it werent for social pressure in the current climate and potentially losing everything they own personally for doing their JOB. Their job is being obstructed by social justice and that’s wrong. I would like to be able to shop in Mason or work in mason without the constant knowledge that anytime anywhere a gunshot could erupt over some dumb petty drama between bottom feeding skids. Instead I choose to live in iowa but commute to minnesota where I don’t read these stories weekly. Instead my money goes to another state, all because of the pitfalls and undesirables concentrated into one rotten little community. Maybe instead of building hotels and event centers we could have built vocational centers and youth centers, started out reach programs and done our best to assimilate the youth of the African american community to life in a society, not a ghetto.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 8:34 am

    The article didn’t mention any color/race. So when I wrote thug, this is what I was talking about.

    a violent person, especially a criminal:,

    Obviously the color/race card is in your mind.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    When you guys say Thugs or Chimps, what do you really mean? Do you mean Black people? Because the only thing anyone comments on is when it involves an African American. So after you put on your MAGA hat, chug your Mountain Dew Code Red, and screw your cousin or beat your wife; try reading a book instead of burning them…..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 15, 2020 at 2:48 am

      Mason City never seemed to have any really bad trouble until the coloreds came in. NIACC brought them in for sports, and they were too lazy and drugged up to move on, so they stayed here and destroyed our town. Look around. You can tell the neighborhoods they live in by the shoddiness of the area. Why do you think the city doesn’t give out welfare statistics by race? They don’t want us to know the majority of charity cases in town are coloreds.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 15, 2020 at 9:18 am

        More blow back from the Ave. of the Saints than NIACC.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 15, 2020 at 7:10 am

      Did it ever occur to you that if Blacks didn’t do all the gang-banger stuff, nobody would call them thugs or chimps? I mean, this did not come out of nothing, did it?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 15, 2020 at 9:01 am

      I’m not quite sure why automatically when someone says “thug” they assume they mean black. I did not think black when they said thug. Instead I read “idiots out shooting guns with no respect for HUMAN life”. Color should have never even come into play here. Why can’t these people knock it the hell off!!

      On the other hand, using the word “chimp” is completely ignorant and asinine. You that said that should get a clue.

      BTW, I’m white and respect all people the same, no matter the race.

      End of Rant!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      You are going to call other people racist and then in the same comment run wild with a bunch of ifiotic stereotypes about white people? You’d literally have no society to destroy if we didnt make it happen for you and find your lives, pay your rent, clothe and feed your bastard children. I do have white guilt. I feel guilty that my race enabled yours and allowed you to act like children and throw tantrums and get whatever you want handed to you. I feel guilty we didnt hold you up to the same higher standard we have for ourselves. Even the dumbest white kid from the suburbs is better educated and well mannered than the smartest kid from the ghetto. Get over it. You people have an average IQ of like 87. You’re stupid, violent reactionary, impulsive morons. It’s just your nature, we should have done our best to elevate you people. I’m not saying there aren’t intelligent or worth while black people, just that you aren’t one of them. The majority of black males are garbage. It’s just sheer fact based on statistics. Dont start calling me a racist when clearly you yourself are.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Anyone Interested……?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    I am watching Death Wish as I read this…… Interesting….

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    There is an ongoing threat. Every time these thugs shoot at each other there’s a possibility that a stray bullet will hit someone that’s not involved. With all the gunfire in this town, I’m surprised that no-one has been hit.