Minneapolis police: 3 teens hurt in shooting on I-35W

Minnesota State Patrol troopers joined Minneapolis police at the scene of an early-morning shooting on northbound Interstate 35W.

The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Monday.

A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS photographer saw a car with multiple bullet holes located at the bottom of the off-ramp to 28th Street from I-35W north.

The Minneapolis Police Department, the lead agency on the case, provided an update on the incident at about 2 p.m. Monday, reporting that a vehicle with three occupants was found on the off-ramp.

Officers identified an 18-year-old with a gunshot wound not considered to be life-threatening, a 17-year-old with “potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds,” and a 15-year-old with “potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds.”

All three male teens were transported to Hennepin Healthcare.

Police said a preliminary investigation indicated shots were fired from inside a separate vehicle that had pulled up alongside the vehicle the three teens were in. Police have not yet released any additional information about that separate vehicle.

The investigation had a lane of I-35 west blocked for a period of time overnight.

Affected parts of the freeway have since reopened.

The incident remains under investigation.