Early Morning Shooting Downtown


September 5, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the First Precinct were in the area of 5th Street N and 2nd Ave N when they heard multiple shots being fired at 2:19 AM this morning.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim being loaded into a vehicle with a gunshot wound that grazed his head. Officers provided medical care to the victim until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance and is currently being treated for his non-life threatening injury.

Officers and investigators are reviewing cameras in the vicinity of the shooting for suspects. The First Precinct officers will be in the area of the shooting in the coming days engaging with the community and speaking with business owners.  Community members are strongly encouraged to speak with these officers about this crime or any other concerns they may have.

Anyone with information is encouraged to text their tip into 847411 (TIP411).  Enter MPD, a space, and then the information.  These text messages are assigned a tip number and the police department has no way of identifying the source of the information.  All texts are anonymous.  Persons may also call the MPD TIP Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).