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MASON CITY | An 18-year-old man has been charged with felony terrorism for shooting at an occupied car Saturday morning in Mason City, police say. 

The Mason City Police Department said it received a report of shots being fired at a car with three people in it near Eighth Street Southeast and South Kentucky Avenue about 11:27 a.m.

Four shots were fired at the car or possibly at a person nearby, police said. Nobody was struck by the bullets, nor was the car. 

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Witnesses directed officers to Manuel A. Zamorano, the person they said shot the gun, police said in a news release. 

Zamorano allegedly resisted arrest but was taken into custody, according to police. 

Police said a 9 mm handgun believed to be used in the shooting was located in a nearby flowerbed. 

Zamorano was also charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, interference with official acts and possession of marijuana, all misdemeanors. 

One of the charges for assault on a police officer is for assault causing injury, according to jail records, but police didn't provide detail regarding any injuries. 

No further details were available Saturday. 

Zamorano is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail without bond until he appears before a judge. 

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Department, Iowa State Patrol and Mason City Fire Department provided assistance, as well as members of the public who quickly reported the incident and helped police locate Zamorano, the Mason City Police Department said.

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