Minneapolis Police Deal With A Violent Weekend
Minneapolis, MN (KROC AM News, wire services) It was a violent weekend in Minneapolis. At least 5 people were shot in separate attacks and three of the victims died.
One man was killed and another injured in a shooting reported early Monday.The man who survived is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made yet. Police began receiving 911 calls shortly after midnight and when officers arrived, they found a man dead near an intersection. Based on a preliminary investigation, a dispute broke out between people in two vehicles and they came to a stop at the intersection.That’s when police suspect some of the people got out of the vehicles and began firing at each other.The name of the person who was killed has not been released.
Minneapolis police continue looking for suspects in a double shooting that happened late Saturday in a residential neighborhood. One of the men died a short while later. The other died Sunday. The number of murders in Minneapolis so far this year has risen to 29, which is 10 more than at this time a year ago. Police aren’t sure why there has been a sudden spike.
A woman was shot early Saturday in the Dinkytown neighborhood in Minneapolis, near the University of Minnesota campus. Police say the altercation began when people in two parked cars got into an argument with some people who were walking on a sidewalk. The driver of one of the cars fired one shot toward the group and the woman was struck in one of her arms.
A Minneapolis police officer shot and wounded a man near a downtown pizza restaurant early Saturday. Police say the officer tried to stop the man around 3 a.m. after reports of a person with a gun in the area. When the man began to run, the officer shot him. The man reportedly is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury. Police say a gun was recovered.