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Gunshots Fired at George Floyd Memorial on One Year Anniversary of His Death


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Breaking news coming out of Minneapolis on the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, as gunshots were heard live on the air of several news outlets.

Reports say as many as 30 gunshots could be heard just after 10am Tuesday near the 3800 block of Elliot Avenue in Minneapolis.

During two live news feeds, the gunshots could be heard as news crews scrambled away from the scene to take cover.

At least one person has been injured .

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The suspect fled the scene, and the identity of both individuals has not yet been released.

USA Today has the breaking news:

Minneapolis police on Tuesday responded to reports of shots fired near George Floyd Square , the intersection where Floyd died last year, as community members gathered to mark the anniversary of his death.

A 911 caller reported a suspect's vehicle left the area "at a high rate of speed" and an individual with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound was being treated at a local hospital, police said in a statement.

"This is an evolving incident," police spokesperson John Elder said in a statement. "No further information is available at this time."

Philip Crowther, an Associated Press journalist shooting video at the intersection, reported hearing as many as 30 gunshots about a block east of the intersection, and said a storefront window appeared to have been broken by a gunshot.

“Very quickly things got back to normal,” Crowther said. “People here who spend a significant amount of time, the organizers, were running around asking, ‘Does anyone need a medic?’”

Live News Feeds Interrupted by Gunshots at George Floyd Memorial

NBC News is now reporting that at least one person has been injured:

At least one person was injured in a shooting that occurred near the George Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis on the same day as the anniversary of his death, authorities said Tuesday.

The victim was taken to Abbot Northwestern Hospital before being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for injuries that were not life threatening, Minneapolis police said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the 3800 block of Elliot Avenue, Minneapolis Police said in a statement.



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