At least 1 person was killed and 2 others were seriously injured in a shooting in a parking lot in Minneapolis

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At least one person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a shooting in a Minneapolis parking lot Wednesday night, police said.

“This is a very active and ongoing investigation, but we believe there is at least one suspect still at large,” said Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara. to reporters at a press conference Wednesday evening.

The Minneapolis Police Department said officers were at the scene of the crash around 8:20 p.m. local time when they heard multiple gunshots a few blocks away in the McKinley neighborhood of Minnesota’s largest city. They responded and found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds in an SUV near the Gold Star Foods parking lot, police said.

The man was taken to Memorial Medical Center North, where he was listed in critical condition, and the woman was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she was listed in critical but stable condition, police said. .

Officers also found another man lying in the street across from the parking lot with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Despite rescue efforts, he died at the scene, police said. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the victim’s identity as well as the cause and manner of death.

According to police, preliminary information indicates that a woman and a man sitting in a parked SUV were approached by two men on foot. One of the men on foot walked around the car to the open driver’s side door. The driver then put the car in reverse and dragged the man to the open door, police said.

At one point, a shot was fired from another person on foot. A gun detection system reported 23 shots fired from the parking lot of Gold Star Foods, police said.

The SUV got stuck in a snowdrift and fled the parking lot before the man it was towing collapsed on the street. A second male pedestrian fled and remains at large, police said.

Police said at least two handguns were found at the scene, one inside the car and one near the man who had fallen on the street. Police believe the suspect who fled had a third weapon in his possession.

No arrests have been made yet.

“I think that says a lot about the challenges we face,” O’Hara told reporters. “Here — as far as we know, there were at least three weapons at the scene, and that reflects the crisis we’re facing.”

“We already live in a country with more guns than people, and there are 10-20 million more guns in circulation every year,” the police chief added. “It’s a great challenge for us to work together with all of our law enforcement partners, as well as our community organizations, to try to get as many guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have guns before in these situations. takes place.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org. All tips are anonymous, and anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction is eligible for a financial reward, police said.

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