Police: 5 People Shot in North Minneapolis

November 01, 2018 10:11 PM

Police said five people were shot during an incident late Thursday afternoon in North Minneapolis.

— Brett Hoffland (@BrettHoffland) November 1, 2018

According to Minneapolis police spokesperson Sgt. Darcy Horn, officers responded to the 3400 block of Girard Avenue North around 4:45 p.m. after multiple reports of shots fired.

Officers found four victims at the scene, all of whom were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Later, another victim showed up at the hospital.

Four people have non-life threatening injuries, police said. One is in critical condition.

Preliminary information shows several people got into an argument which became physical, and shots were fired.

The scene was all-too-familiar for some who live nearby.

"It's happening more, being here for 29 years," said Chuck Robinson, who lives near the scene. 

Robinson takes these incidents seriously. He said he tries to be a positive influence in the Folwell neighborhood. 

"There's just a lot of work that needs to be done," he said. "We need to get out and reach out. We have a lot of young people. We just need to reach out (to those) who need that connection and the community (has) to come together." 

Several neighbors who arrived on scene were thankful no one died.

And Robinson said it will inspire him to keep working harder on making the area a better place to live.

"It makes me more passionate and (increases my) desire to get out here and make a difference and try and reach out to stop the madness that's going on," he said. 

All of the victims were taken to North Memorial Hospital.

As for who's responsible for the shooting, police said "they're not actively looking for people."

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Anthony Brousseau and Brett Hoffland

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