Officials investigating early morning shooting that lead to officer-involved shooting in Mason City

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(ABC 6 News) – Officials are investigating a shooting that later lead to an officer-involved shooting in Mason City early Sunday morning.

At approximately 1:13 a.m. officers responded to a fight/shots fired call near State Street and Federal Avenue. When an officer arrived, they found several people fleeing the area and that is when an officer-involved shooting took place.

The Mason City Police Department has requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate the original shooting incident and the officer-involved shooting. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation.

MCPD was assisted at the scene by the Mason City Fire Department, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, the Clear Lake Police Department, and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

MCPD asks anyone with information about the investigation to contact the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

More information will be released regarding this incident on Tuesday, October 5.