HUDSON, Wis. -- Two suspects are in custody after a shooting outside a liquor store left three people hospitalized, according to authorities.
The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the River City Center strip mall located on the 100 block of 2nd Street.
Police say when they arrived, they found three people had been shot. The victims, two men and one woman, were taken to Regions Hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
"There was a lot of shooting going on - a lot of people that were in these other buildings heard it and were able to give us a description of the vehicle that was leaving," says Chief Marty Jensen.
Police Chief Marty Jensen says it happened before 9:30 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot at Spirit Seller Liquors in downtown Hudson. He says the victims and suspects were in cars with Minnesota license plates, and may have driven across the border to Hudson to buy alcohol because Minnesota liquor stores are closed Sundays.
A vehicle that matched the description of suspect's vehicle was spotted on 494 and police followed it into Bloomington where it stopped in the parking lot of a Hampton Inn. Police arrested two men who they believe were involved in the shooting.
Liquor store owner John Kromer says it's the first incident he's had in 36 years there. He says the parking lot isn't a place where people usually linger.
Authorities are investigating what led to the shooting and are asking anyone with information to contact police.