Minneapolis, MN (Fox 9) – Several people were injured in two shootings in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning.
Minneapolis police said the shootings happened minutes apart. The first shooting occurred around 2:33 a.m. when police heard automatic gunfire near the 400 block of Hennepin Ave S.
Law enforcement found a man in his 20s lying in a parking lot with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital in an unknown condition.
Police said they must ask for support from all five precincts and Metro Transit Police to help manage aggressive and uncooperative crowds and protect crime scenes.
At least five people were injured in shootings near 8th and Hennepin Ave.
Minutes later, police responded to a second shooting near 8th and Hennepin Ave, in which five people were injured. Police said they found potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds to a man in his 30s and a man in his 50s. Police also found a woman in her 20s with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
Three victims were taken to hospital. A woman in her 20s and a man in her 20s arrived at Northern Memorial Medical Center with apparently non-life threatening gunshot wounds related to the second shooting, police added.
Police said it was unclear whether the shootings were related. There have been no arrests related to the two shootings.
The case is still under investigation.