6 Wounded in Downtown Minneapolis Shootings

Cops are trying to figure out if 2 separate shootings are linked
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2016 7:42 AM CDT
6 Wounded in Downtown Minneapolis Shootings
In this photo provided by KARE, a person is brought into an emergency vehicle after a shooting early Monday in Minneapolis.   (KARE via AP)

Six people in downtown Minneapolis were injured after being shot in two separate incidents in the early morning hours Monday, and police are trying to determine if the events are linked, the AP reports. KTSP notes that five of the victims suffered non-life-threatening wounds, while the sixth is now in stable condition, per KARE 11. The first shooting took place right outside the city's downtown police precinct around 1am local time, police spokesman Corey Schmidt tells CNN.

After cops ran outside and found the first two male victims, as well as a gun, in a nearby parking lot, they heard more gunshots about 15 minutes later coming from a nearby block. That crime scene had three male victims and a juvenile victim. A man linked to the second shooting has been taken into custody, but Schmidt adds all six of the victims are being "uncooperative" as police try to find out if the two shootings are related. (An "extreme case of road rage" took place in Minneapolis this past spring.)

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