A woman shot in the stomach during an apparent altercation with her cousin was one of three people struck by gunfire across Minneapolis on Friday, according to police and scanner reports.
Officers were called to a residence in the 3300 block of Thomas Avenue N., in the Cleveland neighborhood, at 9:47 a.m. on a report of a shooting, said officer Corey Schmidt, a police spokesman. They found the victim bleeding from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
Two other gunshot victims were dropped off at area hospitals later in the day, Schmidt said. Scanner reports suggest that the victims were wounded in separate shootings.
In the first incident, a man was shot in the leg about 2:14 p.m. after getting into a dispute with several people at the intersection of 24th and Cedar avenues S., according to Schmidt. The argument that preceded the gunfire was apparently caught on video, but the shooting itself was not.
In the second attack, a man was hit in the abdomen with a bullet about 3:30 p.m., fired in the area of 36th and Penn avenues N., police said. He refused to talk with investigators.
The female victim from Friday morning's shooting was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where her condition wasn't immediately known. Schmidt said detectives are still trying to figure out the relationship between the victim and her shooter, identified in the 911 call as the woman's cousin.
The suspect was last seen running down an alley behind the duplex.
More shots may have been fired in the alley, where police recovered several spent shell casings. Witnesses reported a "dark, green compact car" speeding away from the scene moments after the gunfire ended.
Friday's attacks followed a double shooting the night before in the 3000 block of 4th Avenue S. that left both victims hospitalized. Both men suffered noncritical wounds when they were shot while sitting in a car, Schmidt said, adding that both victims refused to cooperate with detectives.
A handgun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered near the scene, he said.