A bullet reportedly flew into the window of an ICU room at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in downtown Minneapolis Sunday afternoon.
“Dispatch audio confirms” that shots were fired at an intersection near the hospital about when the round impacted the ICU window, according to Crime Watch Minneapolis. The room was occupied at the time. When police arrived to the site of the gunfire, they found “a vehicle with gunshots in the windshield,” Crime Watch adds.
Photojournalist Rebecca Brannon posted a picture obtained from a contact on social media that appears to show where a bullet impacted the window.
Bullet hole shot through a window at Abbott Northwest ICU in Minneapolis.
Photo taken by a private follower taken earlier this week. pic.twitter.com/4xVO3yi3hc
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) December 12, 2021
“Minneapolis is a safe city, and simultaneously we are dealing with a very significant increase in crime, and specifically violent crimes,” Mayor Jacob Frey said late last month, drawing widespread criticism for this apparent contradiction. Meanwhile, his city has endured 92 homicides so far this year, putting it on track to beat its own record for the most murders in one year set at 96 in 1995.
Alpha News reached out to Allina Health, the group that owns Abbott, to confirm the legitimacy of the photo posted by Brannon but received no response.