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Suspect in deadly Mason City shooting is considered armed and dangerous

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Mason City Police Department

MASON CITY, Iowa (KWWL) -- Police in Mason City are searching for a suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

The Mason City Police Department said officers were called to 3rd Street Northwest and North Jefferson Avenue to investigate a shooting late Wednesday night.

At the scene, officers found one person suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to a local MercyOne hospital but later died due to injuries sustained in the shooting.

According to police, the suspect in the case is 38-year-old Benjamin B. Gonzalez of Mason City. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636. If you see him, call 911.

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