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Woman fired gun during argument in NE Cedar Rapids, police say

Rebecca A. Mason
Rebecca A. Mason

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested a 30-year-old woman early Monday after she allegedly fired a gun into the air during a dispute.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers responded about 3 a.m. to the 2400 block of A Avenue NE for reports of a loud car stereo and people fighting.

When they arrived, officers found an empty vehicle with loud music playing. Two people — one identified as Rebecca A. Mason — were located nearby, police said. Mason and the other person, who was not identified, had gotten into an argument, during which Mason fired a handgun into the air, police said.

Police said Mason admitted to firing the shot, explaining that she thought someone else had also fired a round.

Mason faces a charge of reckless use of a firearm.

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