Iowa man charged with double murder after shooting

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Peter Veal photo from Cerro Gordo County Jail

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 30-year-old man is facing two first-degree murder charges after a shooting in Mason City left two people dead.

Mason City Police say a shooting was reported around 2:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and officers found Melinda Kavars and Caleb Christensen dead inside a home.

A short while later, police arrested Peter Veal of Lake Mills, Iowa, after a short foot chase.

Veal is being held in the Cerro Gordo County jail.

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