Minneapolis police are trying to sort out exactly what led to a shooting on the third floor of the Marshall Apartments early Monday morning. Clearly, multiple shots were fired in the hallway of the apartment building, which is popular with University of Minnesota students. Shots were also fired outside on 14th Avenue SE, in the heart of Dinkytown.
The shooting victim has been identified as Mohad Osman, a 20-year-old man from New Brighton, Minn. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday evening.
"I was just leaving the bar. I heard gunshots and saw a car tearing off. I ran over because I heard screams," said witness Libby Parker. "I just held his head. I was just trying to keep his eyes open, keep his breathing steady, just to see if I could keep him calm and awake for the police."
Building management said the suspects in the shooting have been identified, but Minneapolis police said that's absolutely not the case.
The people involved in the shooting were not residents of the Marshall Apartments, and management said legal action has been initiated against the resident who allowed the suspects into the building.
Statement from The Marshall Apartments
To all residents and their families,
We wanted to make you aware of an unfortunate event that occurred at The Marshall this weekend. Very early Monday morning, two non-residents were involved in an altercation in our community and shots were fired. The injuries were not critical or life-threatening, and the Minneapolis Police Department has identified the suspects. Furthermore, legal action has been initiated against the resident who allowed the suspects into our building.
Rest assured, that these types of events will not be permitted or tolerated at The Marshall.
With controlled access, increased security patrols, an onsite courtesy officer and security cameras, we find that the final key to everyone's safety is our residents' good judgement. We remind all of our residents that they are responsible for their guests and for anyone that "follows" them through an access door. Please report any large gatherings, parties or suspicious activity.
We have had a wonderful first year at The Marshall and have consistently strived to create and foster a happy, healthy and safe community. With this unfortunate event behind us, we look forward to an even better year ahead.