- Photographs posted to social media show windows had been shot out with victims lying on the floor
- The area is about three miles west of the neighborhood hit by rioting in the wake of George Floyd´s death
- Minnesota began allowing bars and restaurants to reopen on June 1 after closures because of coronavirus
- No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of 4am; police have not said what led to the incident
- Witnesses say ’80 shots were fired’ in the shooting which is said to have involved people firing at each other
- More than 90 people have been shot in the city since the death of Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police
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One man is dead and 11 people suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting in Minneapolis, police said early Sunday.
Law enforcement had first said 10 people had been shot with ‘various severity levels of injuries,’ but revised their total upward in a tweet posted just after 3 a.m.
The area is about three miles west of the Minneapolis commercial area and neighborhood hit by rioting in the wake of George Floyd´s May 25 death. Minnesota began allowing bars and restaurants to reopen with limited service on June 1 after some six weeks of closure because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Police had not yet released details on what led to the shooting which is reported to have involved people firing ‘around 80 rounds’ at each other. No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of 4 a.m.
A preliminary investigation indicated that ‘individuals on foot’ started shooting around 12:30 a.m. and later fled the scene. The victims have not been identified.
Photographs posted to social media show windows at the Landmark’s Uptown Theatre and another storefront shot out. Screams were audible on a live video posted to Facebook that showed the aftermath at the scene.
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Longtime peace activist K.G. Wilson footage showing small crowds of people gathered, with some crouched over victims lying on the pavement before police officers on bicycles showed up to attend to them.
Splatters of blood on the pavement were visible in the video after the victims were taken to local hospitals – some via ambulance and others in private vehicles, according to the police release.
The man died at the hospital, not at the scene, according to the police daily media briefing sheet.
Police say a number of separate shootings across the city over the weekend have left 19 people injured.
The shooting was one of several across the city since Saturday afternoon — in all, 19 people have been struck by gunfire in that span, police say.
More than 90 people have been shot there since the death of Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police at the end of last month.
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An initial tweet from Minneapolis police advised the public to avoid the area in Uptown Minneapolis, a commercial district that includes several bars and restaurants.
Police spokesman John Elder told The Star Tribune some victims left the scene in ‘private vehicles’.
Alyssa Tyson’s daughter Taija, 23, was shot twice. She told the paper: ‘The young lady who was with my daughter said it was, like, 80 shots.
‘I’m just pretty much speechless. That’s a lot of people’s lives that are about to be changed, and for one person, that’s no more Christmases, no more birthdays.’
People pass by shattered glass on a shopfront after a shooting in Minneapolis, left. Blood is seen on the ground after the shooting, right
The area is about three miles west of the Minneapolis commercial area and neighborhood hit by rioting in the wake of George Floyd´s May 25 death after being arrested by police
Floyd´s death has sparked a move to overhaul the Minneapolis Police Department, with a majority of City Council members pledging support for dismantling a department that many community activists have called brutal and racist.
That´s prompted pushback from opponents who question how citizens will be protected from violent crime. Even the most aggressive proponents for change have acknowledged it´s many months away and they´re not sure what it will look like.
The injured were all adults, the police release said. The victim’s identity will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner´s Office.