6-year-old riding bike caught in shootout in Minneapolis 

Police said the girl was out for a bike ride with her family.


A 6-year-old girl was sent to the hospital Monday evening after getting caught in the middle of a gunfight in Minneapolis.

Police said the girl was out for a bike ride with her family around 5:15 when she was struck by gunfire in the area of 18th Avenue South and East 24th Street. Two adult males were shooting at each other across East 24th Street, according to police.

Third Precinct officers responded to the scene and identified a 6-year-old with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to Hennepin Healthcare.

The shooting appears to have occurred right by East Phillips Park and authorities said Minneapolis Park Police officers reported hearing the sound of gunshots in the area.

Police said a vehicle was struck by gunfire but no other injuries were reported. The incident remains under investigation and police did not release any additional information.

According to Crime Watch Minneapolis, dispatch audio indicated that two shooters were involved, including a Native-American male with a rifle.

No arrests have been made.


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