Police: 2 suffer gunshot wounds, 1 arrested in Minneapolis neighborhood

Police: 2 suffer gunshot wounds, 1 arrested in Minneapolis neighborhood Photo: KSTP-TV

March 24, 2019 03:31 PM

Two women suffered gunshot wounds and Minneapolis police are investigating two separate shots fired occurrences. 

According to Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder, officers responded to gunshots in the area of Plymouth Avenue and Penn Avenue North just before 1 a.m. Sunday. ShotSpotter also confirmed "multiple shots" detected in the area.


Upon arrival to the scene, officers observed a white passenger car driving at a high rate of speed with its lights off. Authorities attempted to stop the car, however, the car fled from police and a pursuit ensued. The car eventually pulled over and three occupants fled on foot, according to Elder.

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Officers were able to apprehend one of the suspects and a gun was recovered from inside of the vehicle.

While this was happening, other Minneapolis police officers responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the area where shots were originally heard. At that location, police say two women suffered gunshot wounds not considered to be life-threatening. They were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. 

Police are currently investigating. Anyone with any information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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