Shooting victim back at the Fourth Precinct protest

Shooting victim back at Fourth Precinct

MINNEAPOLIS - A day after gunfire erupted near the Fourth Precinct, the largest crowd formed Tuesday since the Jamar Clark protests started more than a week ago.

The violence did not stop the crowds from turning out for a march in downtown Minneapolis or a concert outside the police station.

The violence Monday night also did not stop Cameron Clark, who was one of the five shooting victims, from coming back to the Fourth Precinct.

Cameron, who is Jamar Clark's cousin, told KARE 11 he came right from the hospital on crutches with his gown and hospital bracelet still on to attend Tuesday demonstrations.

"I'm hurting, my community needs me. I need them, and I'm not going to lay down," he said.

He recalls three suspicious men in the crowd Monday night. He said he and others asked them to leave after they wouldn't take off their masks. While police have not commented on motivation, Clark and others present believe the men had racist intentions.

"The guy who was in all black just opened up fire on us. Where were you hit? I was hit in my right leg and my left toe," he said. "They had ski masks on, hats on, and gloves and he was in all black and one of them had a tool box."

Police worked through the night and on Tuesday announced the arrests of three men in connection with the shooting. Investigators released another man who they believe was not present during the shooting.

"I told myself to calm down and put pressure on my leg," he said when describing the chaotic aftermath. "The first shot I took off running, and the fourth or fifth shot that's when I got hit, and then like on the 6th or 7th that's when I got hit in my toe."

Late Tuesday, the Minneapolis Urban League released a statement calling for the end of the demonstrations outside the Fourth Precinct.

The statement read, in part, "The vigil must now end. It is time to restore order to the Northside community along Plymouth Avenue and James, which has endured open gun fire, traffic and service interruptions, smog from open wood fires, hours of helicopter noise and negative media narrative due to the protest vigil."

Funeral services for Jamar Clark are set for Wednesday afternoon.

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