1 dead, 11 injured in Minneapolis shooting

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One man died and 11 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting in Minneapolis, police said early Sunday.Minneapolis police had initially said that 10 people had been shot with ” various levels of injury severity “, but revised their total in a tweet posted just after 3 a.m. ET.

No one was in custody in link with the shooting from 4 o’clock in the morning, according to police news said a preliminary investigation indicated that “the individuals on foot” has started to turn around 12:30 a.m. and, later, fled the scene.

A first tweet from Minneapolis police advised the public to avoid the area Uptown Minneapolis, a commercial area that includes several bars and restaurants. Minnesota began allowing bars and restaurants to reopen with limited service on June 1 after about six weeks of closure due to the sars coronavirus pandemic.

The photos posted to social media showed the windows, the Landmark, the Uptown Theatre, and another showcase shot.

The screams were heard on a live video released on Facebook, which showed the result of the scene. Small crowd of people gathered, with some crouching on the victims lying on the sidewalk before police officers on bicycles showed up to take care of them. Splashes of blood on the sidewalk were visible in the video after the victims were taken to local hospitals — one by ambulance and others in private vehicles, according to the police release.

The area is about five kilometres to the west of Minneapolis commercial area and the area affected by demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd, May 25, to death after being arrested by Minneapolis police.

Floyd’s death has sparked a movement to overhaul the Police Department of Minneapolis, with a majority of the members of the city Council committing to the dismantling of a department that many community activists have called brutal and racist. It is prompted pushback from opponents who question the way in which the citizens will be protected against violent crimes. Even the most aggressive proponents of change have recognized that it is many months and they are not sure of what it will look like.

The injured were all adults, the police press release. The identity of the victims will be released by the Hennepin County medical Examiner’s Office.



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