Officers find 100 spent bullet casings from shots fired near Brooklyn Center apartment

Police say more than 100 spent bullet casings were found after people reported two groups shooting at each other near a Brooklyn Center apartment.

Officers responded to the 5800 block of Xerxes Avenue North, near Gateway Commons, just after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Callers said two groups of people were shooting at each other in the apartment complex’s parking lot before they left in vehicles.

Brooklyn Center police say officers tried to stop one of the vehicles, which led to a pursuit into Fridley but the driver was able to escape.

In the parking lot, officers found more than 75 spent bullet casings. Nearby, on Northway Drive, officers found another 25 spent casings.

Police said no injuries were reported but damage has been found. Evidence and more spent casings are still being collected.

The department is asking anyone with damaged property from the incident or video that could help police to call 911.

The investigation is ongoing.

Brooklyn Center police mark evidence after dozens of shots were fired outside an apartment complex on July 6, 2022.
(Brooklyn Center Police Department)