Updated: July 10, 2020 06:11 PM
Created: July 10, 2020 06:09 AM
One person is dead and at least eight others were hurt in six shootings that occurred from about 7 p.m. Thursday to 12:30 a.m. Friday in Minneapolis.
6:53 p.m. Thursday
The series of shootings began at 6:53 p.m. Thursday, in the area of 25th and Lyndale avenues, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.
A male in his teens was reportedly shot in the area and was transported to North Memorial with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
An investigation is underway, though investigators reported limited information is available regarding the incident, including what led up to the shooting.
Note: Thursday night, police stated the victim was 16 years old, however, in a news release stated the victim was 17 years old. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is working to confirm the exact age.
Officers then responded to a report of a shooting in the area of East 24th Street and Cedar Avenue South, reportedly at a basketball court in the area.
Upon arrival, officers learned two men in their 20s suffered gunshot wounds not considered to be life-threatening.
The Minneapolis Park Police are continuing to investigate the incident, as it falls under that agency's jurisdiction.
Tuesday, a 30-year-old woman was shot at the same basketball court.
A shooting was reported in the area of North Sixth Street and 21st Avenue North.
Officers arrived and found a man in his 40s with gunshot wounds not considered to be life-threatening. The man was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
An investigation is underway.
12:01 a.m. Friday
Upon responding to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of East 29th Street and Park Avenue South, police learned a male victim with a gunshot wound had just arrived at Hennepin County Medical Center.
When officers spoke with the victim, he said he was driving in the area of 29th and Park when someone drove up next to him and shot at him.
The victim suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
This shooting remains under investigation.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South, near the area of George Floyd's memorial.
Police found a man in his 20s who had suffered a gunshot wound not considered to be life-threatening. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.
Police also learned another man arrived at Abbott Northwestern Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound believed to be from the same incident.
The incident is under investigation.
The deadly shooting happened around 12:34 a.m. Friday, along the 2900 block of North Sixth Street.
Police said when they arrived, they a man in his 20s, who was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman was also reportedly shot and is now in critical condition at a nearby hospital.
At this point, police say the relationship between the two people is unclear and the incident remains under investigation.
Minneapolis police said officers can't be everywhere and that's why they said they are relying on the community to help solve these crimes.
"We need people to call 911 when they are seeing suspicious activities, seeing people with guns, things like that," department spokesman John Elder said. "We need people to call and notify us of this."
Police say there have been at least 31 homicides in Minneapolis this year, which is up from last year.
Two rallies were held in the Twin Cities to speak out against the violence Friday.
"I think this is our reality right now and I think we need to be very serious about how we’re going to fight against it,” said Raeisha Williams, who runs Guns Down Love Up.
Williams started the organization in 2018 with her family after her brother, community activist Tyrone Williams, was shot to death.
Guns Down Love Up hosted simultaneous rallies Friday evening, one in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul, hoping to spread a message to help stop the gunfire.
“Let’s begin to put the guns down when there is a conflict to resolve and replace it with love. How do we engage with each other in a human way?” Williams said.
She said Friday’s rallies are in partnership with the city of Minneapolis.
Williams hopes the calls for change will be heard across the Twin Cities.
"Unfortunately, there’s a real strong issue of not having an in-depth understanding of conflict resolution. How do we resolve problems instead of automatically going straight to guns?” Williams said. “When I think about all the gun violence that took place last night, I think there is no better time for us as a community to stand up against gun violence and to let our voices be heard."
To learn more about Guns Down Love Up or to donate to the cause, click here.
Copyright 2020 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company