BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (KMSP) - Brooklyn Center police are searching for 4 suspects after 4 people suffered gunshot wounds in an early morning home invasion. Just after 3 a.m. on the 5000 block of Drew Avenue North, the 4 victims -- 3 men and 1 woman -- were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injures.
On a street that rarely deals with crime, Tara Hubbard says a Brooklyn Center police officer woke her family up around 3:30 a.m. to say the next door neighbors had been shot.
“I didn't think anything like this was going to happen,” she said.
Investigators say four armed men burst into this house on the 5000 block of drew avenue early this morning, shot three men and one woman, searched the house, and took off.
“And they're still out there and so it's even more scary,” Hubbard said.
The female victim who lives there is Blanca Pimentel, she spoke to Fox 9 briefly on the phone from her hospital bed and says for now she does not want to reveal the identities of the other victims. But she did say they were all shot in the knee caps, nothing was stolen from her house, and she did not recognize her attackers.
“We have a basic description of 4 male suspects as being the suspects involved in the incident,” Cmdr. Tony Gruenig said. “This is basically all the information we have at this time.”
None of the victims or suspects have been publicly identified at this time.