MASON CITY — The investigation continues into a hoax report of a shooting on Mason City’s north side on Thursday night.

The Mason City Police Department says they were dispatched at about 6:15 PM to the 1400 block of North Madison for a report of a shooting incident. Officers responded to the area and determined that the report was a hoax.

Police say the situation remains under investigation, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Police Department at 421-3636. Mason City police were assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Mason City Fire Department.