Five men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Thursday afternoon after an argument turned violent in north Minneapolis.
Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation on 34th and Girard avenues N. around 4:45 p.m., where several callers reported that multiple people had been shot. Authorities found four men suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene and took them to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. One man was listed in critical condition.
A fifth gunshot victim arrived at the hospital later on, said police spokesman John Elder. The flurry of gunfire struck at least two men in the leg and one man in the head, according to emergency dispatch audio.
Detectives were combing the area, where a mobile crime lab was stationed, on Thursday night. The shooting remains under investigation, but police believe the incident unfolded during a large gathering.
“That verbal dispute turned physical and resulted in shots being fired,” Elder said.