1 dead, 6 injured after Minneapolis shooting

1 dead, 6 wounded in Mpls shooting

1 dead, 6 wounded in Mpls shooting

A man is dead and six people are injured after a shooting in Minneapolis on Friday night.

Officers were called to the 2200 block of 16th Avenue South around 10:15 p.m. where they found a man in his 30s dead and multiple people injured in the backyard.

Six people — a man with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound, four men with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, and a woman with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound — were taken to the hospital, according to an initial report.

A neighbor told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS there was a punk rock concert going on in the backyard when two teens ran up and started shooting before running away from the scene.

People who live nearby said violence in the East Phillips neighborhood happens too often.

“I have a wife and a 10-year-old son so their safety is my utmost concern,” Brendan Thompson, neighbor, said.

On Friday night, their safety was in jeopardy as shots rang out feet away from their son’s window.

“It does feel scary because we’ve had our house hit by random gunfire twice within recent years,” Thompson’s wife said. “Of course my main concern is about the victims and their families because they’re the real impacted people in this.”

Eman Boatang plays soccer at the East Phillips Park Cultural Community Center a block away from where the shooting happened.

“I just hope that everybody affected is doing all right,” Boatang said. “I just kind of come over and play soccer head out. Obviously when you’re in the city, you kind of look around normally around your shoulder.”

But the Thompson family said looking over their shoulder is getting old.

“It’s disappointing, obviously. Moving comes into your frame of mind, but I don’t think we’re going to move immediately,” Thompson said. “It’s sad to have to make decisions like that based on incidents that occur in the neighborhood.”

No one is in custody at the time of this publishing.

The Minneapolis Police Department is investigating the shooting.

Two GoFundMe’s have been started to support the gunshot victims as well as the victim who died.