(MINNEAPOLIS) — Five people were shot late Monday near a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.
A statement from Minneapolis Police Department said, “Minneapolis Police responded to 1400 Morgan Avenue North on the sound of multiple shots fired. Shortly after, numerous 911 calls came in reporting that 5 people had been shot at 14th and Morgan. This is located one block north of the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct.”
“Dozens of officers responded almost immediately attending to victims and secured the scene. Additional resources were called in and are actively investigating the shootings, interviewing a multitude of witnesses. The Police Department is working to identify suspects. The police are asking that anyone with information to please come forward.”
Three of the victims were taken to hospital by private vehicle, these are described as having non-life threatening injuries. Two additional victims were taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Protests have been taking place near the Precinct since the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark on Nov. 15.
Authorities have said that Clark was shot during a struggle with police after he interfered with paramedics who were trying to assist an assault victim.
But some people who said they saw the shooting, allege Clark was handcuffed.
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