1 dead, 2 critically injured after north Minneapolis shooting

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UPDATE: One person is dead and two people are in critical condition following a shooting Monday night in a parking lot at 818 Lowry Avenue North, Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara said.

Officers responding to a crash a few blocks west heard gunshots around 8:20 p.m. from the area of the Gold Star Foods parking lot. At the same time, a Shotspotter detected 23 rounds of gunfire.

Police believe three people were hit by gunfire during a series of events in the parking lot, during which additional shots were fired.

One male victim died at the scene, another male victim is in critical condition at North Memorial and a female victim is in critical but stable condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. Their ages were not immediately provided.

The chief said at least three guns were involved, one of which was confirmed to be semi-automatic.

“From what we know so far, there were at least three guns on the scene. It shows the crisis that we’re facing,” O’Hara said.

O’Hara said there may have been more than one person shooting during the incident. At least one suspect remains at large as of 10 p.m. Monday.

Check back for updates as police investigate. Find an earlier version of this report below.

(Erik Rognerud/KSTP)
(Erik Rognerud/KSTP)

INITIAL REPORT: At least one person is dead following a shooting during the 8 p.m. hour Wednesday night in north Minneapolis, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

Check back for updates as 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crews work to learn more from the scene near Gold Star Foods.

Minneapolis has already had several other instances of gun violence in the past week, including back-to-back four-victim shootings on Sunday and Monday.

A car was lodged in an embankment during the commotion in the Gold Star Foods parking lot, Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara said. (Erik Rognerud/KSTP)