3 injured in shootings in downtown Minneapolis on Labor Day

- Three people were injured in two separate shootings in downtown Minneapolis early Monday morning.

The first shooting occurred near 5th Street S and Hennepin Avenue S shortly before 2:00 a.m. Officers working off-duty witnessed the shooting immediately began chasing the suspect. He was arrested a short time later in a nearby parking lot. A gun was recovered at the scene.

Officers found a man and a woman suffering gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. The male victim suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his back, while the woman was shot in the hip. She is listed in stable condition.

The second shooting took place near 5th Street N and 2nd Avenue N at approximately 2:19 a.m. Officers heard multiple shots being fired and located a man being loaded into a vehicle with a gunshot wound that grazed his head.

The victim was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury.

Minneapolis police are investigating the two shootings. Anyone with information is asked to call the MPD tip line at 612-692-8477 or text their tip to 847411. If texting a tip, you must enter MPD, a space and then the information. All texts are anonymous.

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