MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police say five men and two women were shot and injured in separate shootings on Thursday.
No arrests had been made, according to a news release from police spokesperson Officer Garrett Parten.
The first shooting happened just after 1 p.m. when officers were initially called to the 800 block of 24th Avenue Northeast about a man with a gun in the area. Officers found cars and buildings shot up, as well as blood at the scene. Officers were told a man in his 20s arrived at Hennepin County Medical Center with apparent life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Shortly after 5 p.m., officers responded to the area of 27th St. East and Bloomington Ave. They found a woman suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Police say she was a victim of a drive-by shooting. She told the officer she did not see who shot her.
The third shooting happened just before 8 p.m. when officers responded to a report of gunshots near 4th St. N. and W. Broadway Avenue. Officers were told that a man with potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds had arrived at North Memorial Medical Center.
The next shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. when officers were called to the 3600 block of Penn Avenue N. and found two men in their 20s with apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
At 10:40 p.m., a man and woman both suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds while standing at a bus stop. Police believe they were also victims of a drive-by shooting. Both were taken to the hospital.
No further information was released about the shooting victims' conditions.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Police say the public can leave tips at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org.
Any information that is given which leads to an arrest and conviction could make the person eligible for a financial reward.