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1 dead, 11 injured after overnight shooting in Uptown Minneapolis

A police officer, far right, investigates the scene of a shooting as a person stands nearby Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood. Multiple people were shot, one fatally, when gunfire broke out shortly after midnight Sunday. Photo: AP Photo/Doug Glass. A police officer, far right, investigates the scene of a shooting as a person stands nearby Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood. Multiple people were shot, one fatally, when gunfire broke out shortly after midnight Sunday.

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Updated: June 23, 2020 03:05 PM
Created: June 21, 2020 07:22 AM

UPDATE: The below story was written Sunday morning based off information from Minneapolis Police. Tuesday, MPD said the victim who died was actually shot in Downtown Minneapolis, not Uptown like the other 11 victims.

A separate homicide investigation has been opened.

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The corrected information from the Uptown shooting is 11 people shot, all in their 20s, all of whom suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


A shooting in Uptown Minneapolis early Sunday morning left 12 victims with gunshot wounds, one of whom died, according to police.

Minneapolis Police said, at 12:37 a.m., several 911 callers reported multiple people had been shot on the 2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South.

When police arrived on the scene, they located several people suffering from gunshot wounds, and multiple ambulances responded and transported victims to Hennepin County Medical Center. Police said others were transported to area hospitals in private vehicles.

A preliminary investigation reveals that individuals on foot started shooting in the mid-2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South and proceeded north. People began to scatter and the suspects fled.

After checking area hospitals, police said a total of 12 victims with gunshot wounds were associated with the incident.  All injured persons are adults, according to police.

One adult male died at the hospital. The remaining 11 victims are all considered to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The identity of the victim who died, along with the nature and cause of death, will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in the coming days.

No one is in custody at this time.

More information is expected to be released at a later time.

Watch the full statement of Minneapolis Police Department Chief Medaria Arradondo speak on the violent night in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood below.


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