A short-term rental home described by Minneapolis police as a party house was the scene of a shooting this past weekend in Dinkytown that left two people critically wounded, marking the second such incident at that same location in just under a month.
Shortly before 10:40 p.m. Saturday, authorities were alerted to a shooting at a residence in the 1400 block of SE. 6th Street, said police spokesman John Elder.
Officers arrived to "numerous people fleeing on foot," he said, and a 24-year-old man who had been shot. Inside the house, police discovered an 18-year-old man who also had been shot, the spokesman said.
Both were taken by emergency personnel to HCMC in critical condition but were expected to survive, Elder said.
One of the victims was shot in the chest, according to emergency dispatch audio.
The dispatch audio described the address near several University of Minnesota athletic facilities as a short-term rental and as a "party house."
Victor Chen, who co-owns and manages the property, said it's against the terms of the lease for his tenants to sublet for any length of time, whether it's for a weekend or months at a time.
"We are actively involved and working with law enforcement," Chen said Monday. "We have been in touch with [police] as of this morning ... to take care of what we need to do."
Officers interviewed numerous people, Elder said, but no one was in custody as of Monday morning.
A similar scene played out at the same house in the early hours of New Year's Day, police said.
Officers showed up about 3:15 a.m. to find a man shot and critically wounded, while another man wounded by gunfire was taken in a personal vehicle to HCMC. They also have so far survived.
Police have announced no arrests in that shooting.
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