Police officer, 2 others killed in Minneapolis mass shooting; The suspected shooter is also dead

MINNEAPOLIS A police officer and two other people are dead after a mass shooting in Minneapolis, according to city officials and WCCO sources. Authorities say the suspected shooter is also dead. Another police officer is in critical condition.

Police were responding to a call of shots fired at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Blaisdell Avenue South in the Whittier neighborhood. Police are asking people to avoid the area.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

“Me and my girlfriend heard really loud bangs at first,” said Reuben Molina, who lives nearby. “Then we heard it over and over again, in rapid succession. And she and I were like, ‘Oh, those are gunshots.'”


In addition to the Minneapolis Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are also responding to the incident.

“The State of Minnesota stands ready to provide whatever resources are needed, praying for all first responders on the ground who are working to keep the community safe,” the governor said. » Tim Walz said in a tweet.

As of 6:42 p.m., Minneapolis police say the situation remains “fluid.”

Officers from the St. Paul Police Department will help patrol Minneapolis Thursday evening, according to the St. Paul Police Department. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic shooting this evening in Minneapolis,” Carter said. “We pray for our colleagues and for the entire Minneapolis community.”

This is a developing story. Stay with WCCO for more information.

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