Overnight shootings in downtown Minneapolis injure six
Three who were shot sustained life-threatening injuries, according to Minneapolis police
September 19, 2022
Two shootings in downtown Minneapolis overnight left six people hit, with three reported to have suffered life-threatening injuries.
Minneapolis Police Department spokesperson Garrett Parten said the first shooting was reported at 2:33 a.m. Saturday on the 400 Block of Hennepin Ave. South, near the Gay 90's nightclub. Officers near there heard automatic gunfire, responding to find a man in his 20s lying on a surface parking lot with life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Parten said the nearby crowd was uncooperative and aggressive at the scene, leading officers to request backup. Squads from all five police precincts, including the Metro Transit Police, responded to help preserve the crime scene until emergency workers transported the injured man to the Hennepin County Medical Center.