2 dead, 8 injured in downtown Minneapolis shooting

One shooting victim remained in critical condition Saturday evening.

May 22, 2021, 7:13 AM

Two people were killed dead and eight more were injured in a mass shooting overnight in downtown Minneapolis, according to police.

One of the injured still was listed in critical condition as of Saturday evening, while the seven others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The Minneapolis Police Department said all 10 shooting victims are adults, five male and five female. The two deceased victims are males.

The names of the victims and suspects have not been publicly released.

The shooting involved a dispute between two people who both pulled out guns and started shooting at each other, according to Minneapolis Police Department PIO John Elder.

Additional law enforcement agencies have been called in to help with the investigation, Elder said.

The incident took place downtown along the 300 block of North 1st Avenue.

The violence Friday follows other recent shootings in the city, including the death of a 6-year-old girl earlier this week. Aniya Allen was shot in the head while riding in a vehicle.

No arrest has been made in her shooting.

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