Police: At least 5 shot near Fourth Precinct protest

Police: At least 5 shot near Fourth Precinct protest

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis Police tell KARE 11 at least five people were shot near protests at the Fourth Precinct.

Reports of a shooting surfaced around 10:45 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of Morgan Avenue North, about a block north of the Fourth Precinct.

It is not clear on the exact number of people shot as some shooting victims found their own way to a hospital. Police tell KARE 11 five people are being treated for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, two people at Hennepin County Medical Center and three others at North Memorial Medical Center.

Police have released little information on a possible suspect or suspects and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

A photographer with Ruptly captured some of the first images following the shooting.

The protests at the police precinct are in their 10th day following the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who was shot after a confrontation with police.

Early Tuesday morning, Eddie Sutton, Jamar Clark's brother, released a statement:

"Thank you to the community for the incredible support you have shown for our family in this difficult time. We appreciate Black Lives Matter for holding it down and keeping the protests peaceful. But in light of tonight's shootings, the family feels out of imminent concern for the safety of the occupiers, we must get the occupation of the Fourth Precinct ended and onto the next step."

Still, some protesters who remained outside the Fourth Precinct say the shooting won't stop them from their demonstrations.

About 50 people were outside the building on Tuesday morning, with more trickling in, and some said they planned to stay despite a request from Clark's family to end the protests.

A protester who gave his name as Big Don Carlito says demonstrations no longer have anything to do with the Clark family. He says, "If we fold on it, they won."


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