Two killed and eight injured in Minneapolis shooting

Two dead and eight injured in Minneapolis shooting
One of those in hospital has critical injuries. Minneapolis police have not made any arrests yet. Photograph: Jeff Dean/AFP/Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Two people were killed and eight more were wounded in a shooting in downtown Minneapolis early on Saturday. One of the injured is in serious condition.

Local police said the shooting stemmed from two men in a crowd who got into an argument near the Monarch nightclub, pulled out guns and started shooting, KMSP-TV reported.

No arrests were immediately announced by the police.

The police department said in a series of tweets that five men and five women were shot, two of the men died and another man was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The other seven got injuries but not considered to be life-threatening.

According to the Star Tribune report, it was not the only shooting in the city overnight. Five people were shot in separate incidents while one of them later died.

The latest deaths brought the city’s homicide total to 31 for this year.

Minneapolis’s mayor, Jacob Frey, said in a statement on Saturday: “Last night again brought tragic news. Again, our collective conscience is shocked.”

He said: “These outcomes are not fated. We can stem crime in our city, but it will take all of us coming together with a renewed commitment to preventative work and a shared resolve to stop the gun violence and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Gun-related homicides in large and mid-sized American cities have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, and criminologists believe coronavirus-related socioeconomic loss in many communities is causing that trend.

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