Minneapolis: 7 shot including 1 dead to end holiday weekend, 3 in downtown overnight

Minneapolis has seen at least 33 homicides so far this year, which is up about three more than the same period last year.

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Minneapolis police respond to a triple shooting in the downtown entertainment district. (Photo submitted to Crime Watch)

At least seven people were shot at the end of the Independence Day weekend in Minneapolis, including a teen who died. Three were shot in one incident outside Augie’s Bourbon Street Cabaret in downtown early Monday morning.

Crime Watch posted about 7:50 p.m. Sunday a report of a shooting at 27th and Nicollet Avenue in south Minneapolis, where about 12 shots were heard, according to police scanner audio and later reports to Crime Watch.

Police eventually found the person who was shot on the 2600 block of 3rd Avenue South. It was later aired that the subject had been privately transported to that location after being shot on Nicollet. Police aired that they had applied a chest seal to the victim, who was reportedly still breathing at that time, but a subsequent dispatch stated that CPR was in progress.

The Minneapolis Police Department released a statement early Monday morning which said the shooting had resulted in the death of an 18-year-old male. Police said the initial investigation indicated that a verbal altercation escalated to a shooting. MPD said no arrests had been made at the time.

About two hours later, about 9:40 p.m. Sunday, two people were shot near the Super USA gas station in north Minneapolis near Dowling and Fremont avenues north. One person was found in a vehicle on site, another showed up at North Memorial Hospital a few minutes later, according to police scanner audio. A corresponding Shotspotter activation indicated that about five rounds had been fired. A description of three black male suspects who were captured on surveillance video was later aired. Conditions of the victims were not immediately available, and it’s unknown if any arrests were made. No public statement was issued by MPD.

Early Monday morning about 1:37 a.m., a person who was shot showed up at HCMC. Information aired at the time indicated that police were searching the area near Catholic Charities on East 14th Street in the Elliot Park neighborhood for a possible scene or the vehicle that had dropped the injured person at the hospital. The male who was reportedly shot in the thigh was not forthcoming with information to police, according to police scanner audio. No public statement was issued by MPD.

About 20 minutes later, just before 2 a.m. Monday, police in downtown Minneapolis called out that shots had been fired “right at Augie’s,” Crime Watch reported based on police scanner audio. Another officer aired that three people had been shot and requested three EMS rigs along with MFD/Rescue. According to further audio, one male was shot multiple times in the stomach, and the two others were shot in the legs. Police provided a media update later stating that two men in their 20s had sustained potentially life-threatening injuries and a woman in her 30s received gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening. Suspects were described over the air at the time, but police told media that no arrests had been made.

Additionally, a person was shot in the overnight hours early Saturday in north Minneapolis in what was described as an “accidental” shooting in the stomach at the time. No further details were available on the circumstances or the condition of the injured party.

Minneapolis has seen at least 33 homicides so far this year, which is up about three more than the same period last year.

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