Twelve people were shot in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the city continues to be plagued by riots and violent demonstrations spurred by the death of George Floyd.
The Daily Wire reports the shootout took place just after midnight on Hennepin Avenue South and involved at least two groups of people.
Individuals within the groups departed into the night and, according to the report, Minneapolis police did not immediately make an arrest.
CBS Minnesota adds: “No one is in custody at this point. Five detectives have been brought in to investigate.”
And: “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. 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.”
“Gunmen unleashed a torrent of gunfire in a crowded Uptown block early Sunday in Minneapolis, killing one person and wounding 11 others in one of the city’s most violent shootings in recent memory.” https://t.co/ydo6eVA9Sg
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) June 21, 2020
According to the report, at least part of the incident was recorded in a live video on Facebook. Several people can be heard screaming and small groups of people gathered around victims in the video.
Here’s more from the report:
The Uptown incident was one of multiple shootings reported in the metro overnight:
– A woman was shot after an argument on the 1100 block of Olson Memorial Highway around 9:30 p.m. Saturday
– A man was shot multiple times, suffering life threatening injuries, outside a Crystal bar at around 2 a.m. Sunday
– Adult male critically wounded in shooting near 4th Precinct, incident happened shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday
– 2 men arrived at North Memorial Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries at 3:42 a.m. Sunday
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