Gunfire sent a man to the hospital with injuries after a shooting in south Minneapolis’ Central neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, city police said.
Police received a shots-fired call from the area of 37th Street and Chicago Avenue S. just before 6 p.m., according to police spokesman Scott Seroka. When they arrived, they found the male victim, who apparently had been shot while inside a vehicle. His age wasn’t immediately disclosed.
Seroka said he had no further information on the incident.
The victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with unspecified injuries. A report, citing police scanner audio, on the Minneapolis Scanner Facebook page suggested that he was shot twice in the chest.
According to scanner traffic, the suspect was described by witnesses to officers at the scene as a male in his 20s last seen running north into a nearby alley. The alleged gunman was seen stripping off his red hooded sweatshirt as he ran, according to scanner traffic.
The latest attack followed a shooting Monday night in which a man showed up at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale with a noncritical gunshot wound, according to a TV news report. The shooting occurred earlier that night in the 1600 block of 25th Avenue N.