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Ames Police Investigate Shooting at Mortensen Road

Police are investigating a Sunday shooting at a West side apartment building.

UPDATED 3:10 p.m. April 8, 2013

A gun fired once in a struggle about 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 4719 Mortensen Road tore holes through an apartment building's interior walls, police say.

Police said a man entered apartment 207 and a struggle ensued with another male in the apartment. Names of those involved are being withheld as police investigate.

A single shot was fired and the bullet went through the interior walls of the apartment, passed through the interior hallway and struck a cabinet in the apartment across the hall, the release said. Residents of the home that had been fired into, were on the deck at the time of the shooting, said Ames Police CMDR. Geoff Huff.

They heard the shot, but didn't know what it was or that a bullet had gone through their wall and into a cabinet, Huff said.

People told police that they saw a man running from the building after the shooting.

Officers recovered the bullet, but don't know the identity of the shooter and hope that someone might have seen more.

“We'd sure like to hear from them,” Huff said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department at 239-5317 or 239-5133 or the anonymous tip line, 239-5533. People can also contact the Story County Crime Stoppers: Phone number: (515) 382-7577, Online: www.storycountycs.com, Text: Text the word “STORYCOUNTY” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

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