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Security guard exchanges gunfire with man outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Allina Health says no staff or patients were injured during the shooting and that Minneapolis police are now investigating the incident.
Credit: KARE 11
Photos provided to KARE 11 by a nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital show the damage left behind from a shootout that happened early Monday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS — A man who officials believe was under the influence exchanged gunfire with security guards outside of Abbott Northwestern Hospital early Monday morning, damaging two buildings on the campus

According to Allina Health, no patients or staff were injured when an armed man, who was "observed to be under the influence of a controlled substance," exchanged gunfire with security on the hospital's Minneapolis campus. Officials say the man fired his gun, which led to the shootout with the security guard.

Allina Health says the gunfire damaged a window at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and the exterior wall of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

The Minneapolis Police Department is now investigating the shooting, hospital officials say.

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