Two people were killed and eight were injured in a shooting in downtown Minneapolis, police said.
Police told NBC News that the shooting occurred after a verbal exchange with the two who started shooting each other.
Police are currently investigating the case.
Eight people were injured and two were killed in a deadly shooting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday, police said.
A Minneapolis police spokesperson told insiders that the incident took place early Saturday morning in downtown Minneapolis, around 2 am on the 300th block N1.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that two people were standing in a crowded area and had a verbal conflict,” Minneapolis police said in a statement. “They pulled out their guns and started shooting at each other. Seven murder investigators were called in to handle the case.”
There were a total of 10 victims of the shooting, 5 men and 5 women. The police said. Two of the male victims died.
Eight were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. According to police, seven have “non-life-threatening injuries” and one man is in serious condition.
Most of the victims were transferred to the Hennepin County Medical Center, police said.
“Inspectors will disclose the identities of the victims in the coming days, along with the nature and cause of the death,” a spokesman said.
The department spokesman said CNN They are collecting evidence, surveillance videos and interviewing people on the scene. There are still many suspects.
The incident reportedly killed a man following another shooting on Friday. KMSP-TV.. Local officials, including Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo, called for “meaningless violence with guns” and said following the shooting.
“Perpetrators of these crimes should not find shelter or anonymity in our community. Minneapolis police officers continue to do harm to save lives, but help community leaders and residents We need to withstand this violence, according to KMSP-TV. “
“The bottom line is that people need to lower their guns,” said police spokesman John Elder. Star Tribune.. “It’s as easy as that. We need another way to resolve the difference.”
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