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Mason City police investigate tragic gun-related incident this weekend

MASON CITY – A man lost his life this weekend in Mason City after a tragic gun incident, police say.

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 5:44 p.m., Mason City Police responded to a medical call for a person who had sustained a gunshot wound in the alley, just south of the 10 block of West State Street. Officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter and found a male with a gunshot wound and immediately administered lifesaving measures.

The Mason City Fire Department arrived a short time later and transported the male to MercyOne North Iowa for treatment. The male was pronounced dead at MercyOne a short time later.

The preliminary investigation into this matter is complete. The gunshot wound was self- inflicted. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the State Medical Examiner. There is no ongoing criminal investigation in this matter. As a result, we will not be releasing the name of the decedent.

MCPD would like to take a moment and remind our community about resources that are available to those who are in crisis. The Mobile Crisis Response Team is available 24/7/365 by calling 855-581-8111 for in-person response and support. Mobile Crisis can help with support and referral to additional resources for those who need them.

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