Four shot in downtown Minneapolisby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
MINNEAPOLIS — Four people are recovering after they were struck by gunfire in downtown Minneapolis early Monday morning -- including a suspect shot by police.
Three people were shot as they were standing outside near the Gay 90s bar on Hennepin Avenue shortly after 2 a.m.
Minneapolis police spokesman Stephen McCarty said the three were in a crowd of bystanders when someone opened fire in an apparently unrelated incident nearby.
McCarty said police chased down two suspects, including one who had a gun.
"The officer that apprehended that suspect fired at least one round, striking him, after he displayed a gun," McCarty said.
All three victims of the initial shooting and the suspect were taken to nearby hospitals. All four are believed to have suffered non-life threating gunshot wounds.
The incident happened at the end of Minneapolis' gay pride weekend, along the route of the celebration's annual parade. But McCarty said police believe the initial shooting was unrelated to the festival.