Police: 2 Victims of Uptown Shooting Possibly Innocent Bystanders

June 09, 2018 10:13 PM

Two of the three victim's injured in a Friday night shooting in Uptown were possibly not the intended target, John Elder, a spokesman with the Minneapolis Police Department. 

The shooting occurred around 10: 30 p.m. Friday evening on the 2800 block of Hennepin Avenue. 


 When officers arrived at the scene, the located two people who suffered gunshot wounds.

RELATED: 3 Shot in Uptown, No One in Custody

About 30 minutes later, another adult showed up to Hennepin County Medical Center with a gunshot wound related to the incident. According to Elder, all injuries are non-life threatening.

The victims include one female and two males. 

Two of the victims have since been released from the hospital, according to Elder. The third victim is stable but in serious condition. 

Jake Duxbury told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he comes to the Hennepin Avenue part of Uptown frequently and was "shocked' to hear three people were wounded by flying bullets.

"I am pretty surprised because this is not something you would normally see in this neighborhood," Duxbury said. "I consider it a pretty safe area especially down this strip here and up by all the bars and it is a place I feel safe generally."

Spencer Staxrue said he has never worried about safety in the Uptown area and did not expect to hear about the multiple gunshot victims when he visited Hennepin Avenue Saturday.

"Really shocked. You know, especially in this neighborhood," Staxrue said. "Everybody likes to have fun and try to be safe. It's unfortunate, but it does not change my sense of security here."


Ben Rodgers

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