Police: 9 people shot in separate shootings across Minneapolis, continuing violent streak
June 18, 2020
Nine people were wounded by gunfire across Minneapolis on Tuesday, including eight in a two-hour span, adding to a rash of violence since last month's unrest over the police killing of George Floyd.
Police Department statistics show that a record 149 people have been shot since the start of the year; nearly half of those happened within the past three weeks.
The most recent violence started shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, when patrol officers responded to calls of gunfire in the 2900 block of Columbus Avenue, only to learn that a male victim had been dropped off at a hospital. A preliminary investigation showed that an argument between a group of people preceded the shooting, according to police, who offered few other details.