Updated: June 19, 2021 10:47 PM
Created: June 19, 2021 08:24 AM
Five people were hurt in a shooting late Friday night in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis that police say was related to a "domestic incident."
According to the Minneapolis Police Department, at 11:51 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of 14th Avenue Southeast on a report of shots fired.
Once officers arrived, they located five people who suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police said two of the victims received "graze" wounds. All five victims — three men and two women — were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries.
The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived, police said.
Monty Solomon, a University of Minnesota senior, recalls chaos after the shots were fired.
"We saw people panicking lots of commotion, lots of people running toward me," he said.
U of M junior Wills Larson said he was walking out of a bar with some friends when he heard the gunshots.
"All of a sudden we hear gunshots, everybody starts screaming, there was only like three," he said. "... I was trying to find my friends, started screaming for them, and then I just see blood dripping from their legs."
Larson described a "bunch of people" gathered outside when someone shot into the crowd. He said he's not sure if anyone was targeted, but he thinks the shots came from a car.
He said the situation could have been much worse for his friends, who he thinks were struck by the same bullet.
"They were standing right next to each other and they got super lucky 'cause the bullet went and nicked his leg and then nicked the other guy's leg right next to him," Larson said.
For Larson and Solomon alike, it was a startling situation for people who they say were trying to enjoy a night out at the bars.
"It's messed up and it's alarming and concerning for everybody that's just trying to go about their daily lives, have a night out," Solomon said.
The incident remains under investigation. More information will be released at a later time.
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