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6 people injured in 2 Minneapolis shootings

MINNEAPOLIS — Six people were wounded in downtown Minneapolis early Monday in two shootings that police believe may be related to gang warfare.

Authorities were investigating whether the shootings were connected. They arrested a suspect, but did not know which shooting that person may have been involved in.

Police said two men suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in a shooting about 1 a.m. outside the First Precinct police station. They were treated at Hennepin County Medical Center. A handgun was recovered in a nearby parking lot.

About 15 minutes later, less than a block away, three men and a male juvenile were shot and injured, police said.


Three of the four had minor wounds.

The fourth victim was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Last week in Minneapolis, one man and two teenagers were found dead, and a woman was critically injured after a shooting in an apartment that appears to have been an incident of domestic violence, police said.

The shooting happened around 7 a.m. Friday in an area near Lake Nokomis.