4 people shot near south Minneapolis light rail stop, no arrests made

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UPDATE 8:30 a.m. 1/10/23: Minneapolis police say one of the four people who were shot Monday night near a light rail stop is recovering from a potentially life-threatening injury.

In an update provided Monday morning, police said of the four people who were shot – identified as a man – had a potentially life-threatening-gunshot wound. The three others – identified as a man, a woman, and a teenage girl who is about 17 years old – all had an apparent non-life-threatening gunshot injury.

All four are being treated at Hennepin Healthcare.

As of this update, no one has been arrested for the shooting, which happened around 8:30 p.m. in the area of E. Lake Street and South 22nd Avenue.

According to police, an altercation between two groups of people happened, and one of the groups left, moving towards an area bus stop. Officers say a second group fired shots before leaving the area in a vehicle.

If you have information about the shooting, you’re asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS, or submit information to CrimeStoppers by CLICKING HERE.

The shooting comes less than 48 hours after four others were injured during a shooting in downtown Minneapolis. As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, that shooting happened just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and North 9th Street.

Check back for updates.

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UPDATE 10 p.m. 1/9/23: Four people – two men and two women – were shot Monday night near a light rail stop on East Lake Street, Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

O’Hara says responders took all four people to the hospital, where they are in stable condition.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Find an earlier version of this story below, and check back for updates.

INITIAL REPORT 9:45 p.m. 1/9/23: Authorities are investigating a scene that began during the 8 p.m. hour Monday night in south Minneapolis.

A 5 EYEWITNESS photographer observed Metro Transit and Minneapolis police officers in the area as well as multiple evidence markers.

Just after 9:30 p.m., investigators began removing crime tape that was set up near the intersection of East Lake Street and 22nd Street South in Minneapolis.

Metro Transit announced light rail routes were skipping the Lake Street station due to police activity, and services fully resumed around 9:40 p.m.

Check back for updates as 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS works to learn more.

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