Mason City, IA (KROC-AM News) - Police in Mason City Iowa are investigating a double homicide.

A statement released by the Mason City Police Department indicates officers were sent to a home around 2:15 Thursday morning to investigate a report of a shooting and found a man and woman dead inside the residence. They have been identified as Melissa Kavars and Caleb Christiansen. The statement did not list the ages of the two victims or how they were killed.

About 15 minutes after the officers arrived at the crime scene, a suspect was apprehended a few blocks away. 30-year-old Peter Veal of Lake Mills Iowa is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on suspicion of first degree murder.

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