5 in custody after multiple shots fired overnight in downtown Minneapolis

- Five people are in custody after multiple shots were fired around bar close in downtown Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Minneapolis police patrolling on foot monitoring downtown bar close heard numerous shots in close proximity to North 3rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues North around 3 a.m.

"Officers immediately located an adult male with non-life threatening gunshot wounds," police said in a press release. "This individual was not cooperative and refused to provide any information. Additional officers were on the scene quickly and interviewed a number of people in the area."

Police then developed information on a suspect vehicle. Officers also located a handgun under a car next to the individual with the gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center.

"One of the two suspect vehicles was stopped while still downtown," police said. "A person in the car was wearing an empty holster, so based on that officers checked the scene and found a gun under a parked car which was thrown by a person in the car."

Three suspects were taken into custody. The second suspect vehicle was located on I-94 with a window shot out -- the occupants confirmed they were coming from downtown. A handgun was recovered from that vehicle and two additional suspects were arrested.

Investigation at the scene shows that there were bullet casings on each side of the street by where the victim was located.

"From the time that the officers first heard the shots, within 27 minutes, 5 people were taken into custody for Felony Assault, one uncooperative victim suffered a non-life threatening injury, and three guns were recovered," police said.


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