Bursts of gunfire from one vehicle struck an Uber ride leaving downtown on an interstate early Sunday and wounded two of five women, police said.
The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. on westbound Interstate 394, said police spokesman John Elder.
The first shots were fired as the women in the Uber vehicle were near Dunwoody Boulevard, and they “continued westbound, unaware at that time they were being shot at,” Elder said.
Less than a mile away, another round was unleashed near the Penn Avenue exit, Elder said.
It was during that second round of shots that two people in the targeted vehicle were wounded, he said. One was shot in the arm, the other in the back. Elder said both were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with noncritical injuries.
No arrests have been made, and police have not released information on what may have motivated the shooting. The victims have not been identified.
The women, all in their 20s, were heading home after socializing downtown, said a cousin of the victim who was shot in the back.
“She’s OK, right now,” said the relative, who didn’t want to be identified. “It’s just heartbreaking.”
Police and the State Patrol shut down that section of I-394 for a short period to locate and gather evidence. Police officers are following up on leads generated by the preliminary investigation, Elder said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).