Police investigating two separate shootings in Minneapolisby Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Police are investigating the shooting of six people in downtown and south Minneapolis.
The shootings occurred late Sunday and early Monday. Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said two victims shot in the head were in extremely critical condition. Dolan said the shooting incidents that occurred in downtown appeared to arise from arguments.
"We do know they're not random events," Dolan said. "We have reason to believe that there are arguments related. The people shot seemed to have been targeted."
Police have no one in custody and no suspects as of late Monday afternoon.
The two separate shooting incidents that wounded three in downtown Minneapolis came after bars closed. Dolan said bar closings have been a problem in parts of downtown, as hundreds of people who've been drinking hit the streets.
Police said the shootings don't seem to be linked to particular establishment but they are investigating. Police report violent crime had actually been down 3 percent in downtown Minneapolis this year.
(MPR editor Nancy Lebens contributed to this report.)