An Attack On Hennepin Avenue Resulted In Multiple Gunshot Victims And Chaos On The Streets
Update: 12 shot. One male deceased.
At least 8 people were shot following a brawl on Hennepin Street after rioters took over the streets to enjoy the lawlessness that has become the rule for Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd and subsequent calls to abolish the police.
Various reports are describing the scene as a horrific, with one witness claiming that there were at least 100 people involved in the fighting, but at this time only one shooter is confirmed.
While it is unknown if any additional shooters were involved, a recording of the police scanner indicated that at least one suspect had been identified fleeing the scene.
According to the description provided by a witness, the shooter was a black male with gold teeth wearing a jogging suit last seen running east on Lagoon Avenue.
The shooting took place outside Chino Latino on Hennepin Ave:
Multiple people shot in area of 2900 block Hennepin S. Please stay away from this area. More info when available— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 21, 2020
The shooting seems to have taken place across from Chino Latino. That’s where the shattered window is and where I saw one woman being carried off.— Sheila Regan (@Sheila_Regan) June 21, 2020
As the minutes ticked by, the casualty count quickly climbed from four victims, to six, and ultimately to ten at the time of this report.
Videos posted in the aftermath of the shooting showed blood covering the streets:
Blood on the ground after a 7 were hit in a shooting in Uptown, Minneapolis just now:pic.twitter.com/3nqiZmUOcU— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) June 21, 2020
Users on social media recorded the suspect’s description as it was broadcast over the police scanner:
Description of Minneapolis shooter …BMA..gold teeth…all black Addias jogging suit pic.twitter.com/BJA3FbVdP9— SacKat (@sachibub10) June 21, 2020
Others filmed the aftermath as victims were treated on scene while awaiting ambulances:
⚡DERNIERE MINUTE : #EtatsUnis : 7 à 8 personnes auraient été abattues à #Minneapolis après une #fusillade. Le @MinneapolisPD demande aux habitants d’éviter la zone. (🎥Kay G Wilson) #MinneapolisShooting pic.twitter.com/KJlB8V5e7I— FranceNews24 (@FranceNews24) June 21, 2020
A livestream captured the aftermath of a shooting that hit 10 people just now in Uptown, Minneapolis: pic.twitter.com/3CFsjVvqHE— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) June 21, 2020
Street racers had taken over the street just shortly before the attack was launched:
Dominic Toretto took over Minneapolis, MN. pic.twitter.com/SC5beEsMvf— Capo ✪ (@HarrisHarlem) June 21, 2020
Lord of the Flies in downtown Mpls for the last hour. Gangs hanging out in the middle of the streets & random fireworks popping off. Not one single police car. Numerous ambulances rushed to HCMC earlier. Cars & motorcycles almost drag racing down Hennepin.— Food For Thought (@thesinglewing) June 21, 2020
Shortly before the shooting, one Reddit user mused that the presence of cars and street racing indicated that a shooting or brawl was likely to take place soon:
Earlier that evening fireworks were launched at various locations throughout the city:
Minneapolis MN @ 2am pic.twitter.com/TG3GxN7JWj— Amazing Angie (@Ayy_RI21) June 21, 2020