St. Cloud shooting: One person out of the hospital after 4 injured

A 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head was discharged from the hospital Thursday after a St. Cloud shooting left four people hurt the night before.

Wednesday, officers said they responded to reports of a shooting around 5:47 p.m. near 11th Street and 6th Avenue South, just a block from the St. Cloud State University campus.

Upon arrival, officers located a man with a gunshot wound to the head lying on the sidewalk in the 500 block of 11th Street South. He was transported to a nearby hospital and was discharged the following day, according to the St. Cloud Police Department. 

Police initially indicated it was a 15-year-old boy who had a gunshot wound to the head but later clarified it was a 21-year-old male. 

While at the scene, officers learned that two other adults and a teenager were injured in the shooting and showed up at the hospital. Everyone else believed to have been involved in the shooting left before police arrived. 

Police said the other injuries include a 21-year-old from St. Cloud with a gunshot wound to the chest, a 19-year-old male from Mora with a gunshot wound in the elbow, and a 15-year-old male from St. Cloud with gunshot wounds to the shoulder and neck. They are all in stable condition, according to police.

During the investigation, witnesses said there was a verbal altercation between two groups in an alleyway in the 1000 block between 5th and 6th Avenue South near 11th Street. At some point, multiple people fired "numerous shots" from handguns, hitting the four victims. Police said the altercation is under investigation, but it appears to be related to a physical fight that happened the night before between the two groups.

No arrests have been made. Police said anyone with information regarding the shooting should contact the St. Cloud Police Department.