More Than a Dozen Shots Heard at George Floyd Square on One-Year Anniversary

More Than a Dozen Shots Heard at George Floyd Square on
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Reporters covering the one-year anniversary of George Floyd‘s death on the corner where he was killed by a former Minneapolis police officer last year heard more than a dozen gunshots go off Tuesday morning, with one person reportedly injured.

Watching footage from the scene, Associated Press reporter Philip Crowther said that his news team counted 30 shots go off and that windows were broken by the gunfire.

“Consensus among reporters here at George Floyd Square was that we heard anywhere between a dozen and two dozen shots fired,” Crowther tweeted.

Quick rough footage of the moment we heard shots fired at George Floyd Square. We counted 30 upon looking back at the footage.

— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) May 25, 2021

Fox News’ Garrett Tenney and ABC News’ Alex Presha also reported hearing roughly a dozen gunshots go off.

People in the area began running and sheltering in place when the shots began.

The Minneapolis Police Department’s public information officer, John Elder, told Newsweek the department is responding at the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

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“On Tuesday morning at 10:09 a.m., the Minneapolis Police Department responded to the 3800 block of Elliott Avenue South on a report of the sound of gunshots,” Elder said in a statement. “Information received from callers was that a suspect vehicle was last seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed.”

Elder said shortly after the incident, an individual suffering from a gunshot wound showed up at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The person was then transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

“It is believed that the injury is non-life-threatening,” Elder said.

George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on May 25. People paying tribute to Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death reportedly heard dozens of gunshots go off.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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