Two people were injured in a brazen midday shooting inside an Uptown Minneapolis restaurant Thursday.
Police were dispatched just after noon to a report of a person with a gun outside 1300 Lagoon Avenue, according to dispatch audio. The dispatcher told officers that one person heard three shots and saw a male with a gun walk into a restaurant with a purple door. The dispatcher then updated that shots were possibly fired inside the restaurant.
Police arrived and found two gunshot victims inside the Breakfast Klub restaurant. Two suspects had fled the scene; one of them reportedly ran toward the Greenway.
Information aired indicated that police placed a tourniquet on one of the victims who was reported to be shot in the arm. The other victim was reported to be shot in the torso. Police later provided information that both were believed to have injuries that were not life-threatening.
Further dispatch audio indicated one of the shooters had opened the door of the restaurant and began firing. One of the victims was also reported to have had a gun, and police said they recovered a gun from inside the business.
Police searched the area for the suspects, but they weren’t located at the time.
Demarco Cavil, executive chef at the Breakfast Klub, said in a statement posted on Facebook that the restaurant will be closed until further notice:
“Thank you all for the continued support. We ask for continued prayers for our staff and patrons that had to witness this horrific event. Unfortunately we cannot control the ignorance of outsiders, however we will take this as a lesson to create a safer environment for our staff and customers. That being said, we will be closed until further notice. We will keep you all posted on the date that our doors will be reopened.”
Ironically, the group “We Push for Peace” has an office located above the restaurant where the shooting took place. We Push for Peace has engaged in contracts with the City of Minneapolis for over $360,000 to act as violence interrupters in the city.
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