Yesterday evening in Downtown Minneapolis a fight between two men ended when one pulled out a handgun and fired it. Tragically that round struck a bystander.
An innocent person was injured because someone with no regard or respect for others chose to settle their conflict with a weapon. Fortunately, the victim is currently in stable condition.
Parts of this incident were captured on camera. MPD is leveraging technology to vigorously go after those perpetrating violence in Minneapolis. We will continue to be aggressive in our response and are increasing police presence in the area.
Violence in any form will not be tolerated in our city. We are working hard to make sure that Downtown and all of Minneapolis is safe and vibrant.
The MPD is attacking gun violence organizationally by coordinating weapons, gang interdiction, community response teams and group violence intervention investigations and initiatives. Year to date, weapon recoveries are up over 50% citywide compared to last year, with officers taking 654 guns off the street since January 1st.