COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (FOX 9) - Police are investigating after a man was shot Saturday morning in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.
According to police, at about 9 a.m., authorities were dispatched to the 4600 block of Heights Drive on a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.
Those in the neighborhood say it didn’t take long for their street to look like something out of a movie.
"The police came, it was a war zone," said neighbor Joshua Chovan. "I’ve never seen anything like it in this neighborhood or any other neighborhood."
The commotion started around 9 a.m. with a bang.
"I didn’t think anything of it and I looked out the window, and the next thing you know there’s police cars and squads and ambulances," said neighbor Janet Meyen.
She tells us she saw an injured man picked up off the street along Heights Drive and put into an ambulance. Another neighbor told her he alerted police after he heard the gun go off.
"He called 911 because he heard a shot and saw a man come out with a shotgun," said Meyen.
At first, others thought the sounds were related to the holiday weekend, but found out quickly it was something much more serious.
"I just thought some kid was setting off fireworks at 9, which was a little annoying, but then I looked outside and the dad lives there, came out on the step and he had a gunshot wound," Joshua Chovan said.
Columbia Heights police say the victim is in stable condition and another man, who knows the victim, was quickly arrested for the shooting.