2 seriously hurt in separate Minneapolis shootings

Minneapolis police investigate along University Avenue on Wednesday. (FOX 9)

Two separate shootings Wednesday evening in Minneapolis left two people seriously hurt, police say.

The first shooting happened shortly after 4:45 p.m. along the 5100 block of Bryant Avenue North. At that scene, police found a 20-year-old man lying in the street with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say that victim was standing next to a vehicle speaking with people inside when shots were fired. The vehicle drove away from the area.

Less than three hours later, around 7:30 p.m., police say a woman was shot near a family support center on Malcolm Avenue near University Avenue SE.

The victim was rushed to Hennepin Healthcare with a critical injury, police say.

Both shootings are being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers.