Mason City police are investigating a weekend murder. Mason City police chief Michael Lashbrook says in a news release that his department was called to the city’s north side around 1:45 Sunday morning on the report of a shooting at the residence.
On arrival, officers discovered that one person had been shot and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s body was removed from the scene at about 12:30 yesterday afternoon. Police at this time are refusing to identify the victim pending the notification of relatives.
Lashbrook says the investigation is in its early stages and at this point there is nothing further to release. The Mason City Police Department is being assisted in the investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.