Nine People Gunned Down in Minneapolis Over the Weekend

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MINNEAPOLIS — The mayor of Minneapolis has kept fairly quiet as numerous incidents of gun violence occurred in the city over the weekend.

Between Friday, August 11 and Sunday, August 13, nine people were shot in the Twin Cities.

The shootings started Friday night when two men were taken to North Memorial hospital. At 8:34 p.m., one of the men was shot in the ankle, while the other was injured by a ricocheted bullet, Fox 9 reports. Several were taken into custody after officers stopped a vehicle fleeing the scene.

Early Saturday morning, around 2:50 a.m., just blocks from where Block E once stood, three adult males suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, according to Minneapolis Police. Two of the men were treated for non-life threatening injuries, while the third victim remains in stable condition after being shot in the abdomen.

KSTP reports two more shootings in Minneapolis occurring on Saturday.

On Saturday, around 4:00 a.m., a man was shot during a attempted robbery, KSTP reports. His injuries were not life threatening.

Another attempted robbery at 9:30 p.m., left another man with a gunshot wound that was not life threatening. KSTP reports the gun was recovered at the scene of the incident.

A man was shot around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The gunshot wound was not life threatening according to KSTP.

It was Sunday evening, when a man was shot and killed in his home in North Minneapolis. Around 7:20 p.m. Minneapolis Police report an adult male was shot multiple times. He was taken to North Memorial where he died of his injuries.

Instead of addressing this spate of violence, Mayor Betsy Hodges took time to join with Minnesota’s political delegation in condemning the white supremacist riots that left three dead in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Hodges wrote:

“It is especially important for us white people to find each other and help each other through our own racism, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism, our own blind spots, our own resistance…”

Hodges also found time to post an inspirational quote by Ursula K. Le Guin, an American children’s author. “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”

Meanwhile, Hodges has yet to make a statement about the wave of shootings that left eight injured and one dead.

Preya Samsundar

Preya Samsundar was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities this Spring with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Strategic Communications. Preya has previously worked on several State Campaign Races.