One dead and 11 suffer non-life-threatening injuries in Minneapolis shooting, say police; more details awaited

Calls and emails to Minneapolis police seeking more information weren't immediately returned. Further details weren't immediately available.

The Associated Press June 21, 2020 14:31:13 IST
One dead and 11 suffer non-life-threatening injuries in Minneapolis shooting, say police; more details awaited

Minneapolis: One man is dead and 11 others suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting in Minneapolis, police said early Sunday.

Minneapolis Police had first said 10 people had been shot with “various severity levels of injuries,” but revised their total in a tweet posted just after 3 am.

The name and age of the deceased weren't immediately released, and it wasn't clear whether anyone was taken into custody.

An initial tweet from Minneapolis Police advised the public to avoid the area in Uptown Minneapolis.

The address provided corresponds to a commercial district, near Landmark's Uptown Theatre and several bars and restaurants.

Minnesota began allowing bars and restaurants to reopen with limited service on 1 June after some six weeks of closure because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Photographs posted to social media showed windows at the theater and another storefront shot out.

Screams were audible on a live video posted to Facebook that showed the aftermath at the scene. 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 were visible on the pavement after the victims were taken to local hospitals.

The area is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of the Minneapolis commercial area and neighborhood hit by rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s 25 May death after being arrested by Minneapolis 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.

Calls and emails to Minneapolis Police seeking more information weren't immediately returned. Further details weren't immediately available.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Mass looting in Chicago: Over 100 arrested, 13 police officers injured during unrest; travel restrictions imposed
World

Mass looting in Chicago: Over 100 arrested, 13 police officers injured during unrest; travel restrictions imposed

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned the violence on Monday, calling on justice officials to hold the individuals responsible for the damage accountable

SC rejects Centre's plea to end trial of Italian marines who killed two Indian fishermen in 2012
World

SC rejects Centre's plea to end trial of Italian marines who killed two Indian fishermen in 2012

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told solicitor general Tushar Mehta to let Italy pay compensation to the victims' families, after which the court (may or will?) allow the withdrawal of case against the marines

Olympic shooting camp to go on as planned despite coach testing positive for COVID-19
Sports

Olympic shooting camp to go on as planned despite coach testing positive for COVID-19

SAI, in a press release, said the coach intimated the result of her COVID-19 test to them on Thursday but since she did not come in contact with any of the shooters, the facility will remain open for training.