5 people, including 2 teens, injured by gunfire in 15-minute span in Minneapolis 

Two of the shootings involve the same suspects, according to police.

Five people, including two teenagers, were injured by gunfire in three separate shootings in a 15-minute span Sunday night, according to Minneapolis police. (Adobe Stock)

Five people, including two teenagers, were injured by gunfire in three separate shootings in a 15-minute span Sunday night in south Minneapolis, according to police.

The first occurred at 10:41 p.m. at the intersection of 32nd Street East and Nicollet Avenue, where officers from the Fifth Precinct responded to a report of a shooting. They arrived to find a man in his 30s with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound who was evaluated by paramedics but declined further medical treatment.

Police said the man was outside when the shooting occurred and there have been no arrests made.

The second shooting took place about 10 minutes later, at 10:51 p.m., when Fifth Precinct officers again responded to a report of a shooting, this time at Lyndale Avenue South and Lake Street West. The victim, a man in his 20s, was transported to Hennepin Healthcare by private vehicle with life-threatening gunshot wounds before police arrived.

According to police, preliminary information suggests the victim was standing outside on a sidewalk when the shooting occurred. The gunman continued to fire after the victim fell to the ground, police said. He was then able to run to a vehicle and was brought to the hospital.

Police said they found evidence of gunfire at the scene and no arrests have been made yet.

Roughly four minutes later, police responded to a third shooting on the 1300 block of 28th Street West, near Girard Avenue, according to Crime Watch Minneapolis, who reported that a 911 caller told dispatch that her son and husband were shot.

Police confirmed that three people were injured in the shooting, including a 29-year-old male, a 17-year-old male, and a 13-year-old male, all with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to their “extremities.” Police said they don’t believe this was a random shooting.

A preliminary investigation found that the three victims were inside a residence when shots were fired from outside. Police said they served a warrant on a nearby residence and arrested a juvenile on an unrelated warrant. There have been no additional arrests.

Sgt. Garrett Parten said investigators believe the first and third shooting involve the same suspects. Investigations into all three incidents remain open and active, Parten said. Anyone with information on any of the incidents is encouraged to share it through Crime Stoppers.


Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and wrote for the Daily Caller.