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Rochester Police Respond to Gunfire Near Shopping Center

scene of shooting
photo by Kim David

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – Rochester police responded to a shooting this afternoon near the Miracle Mile Shopping Center.

A spokesman says officers rushed to the scene shortly before 1 PM in response to 911 calls from witnesses who reported that gunfire erupted during a fight involving three or four men in the parking lot at the Minnwest Bank Office in the 300 block of 18th Avenue Northwest. The bank is located next to the Olive Garden restaurant and is across the street from Kutzky Park.

shooting scene
photo by Kim David

One witness told KROC News that he he saw two young black males running away from a third black male who was firing a gun. The gunman then got into a blue car, which sped away from the scene. The witness says the two men who were being shot at were detained at the scene by police.

As many as six shots were fired during the incident and some of the bullets struck vehicles in the parking lot, but it does not appear anyone was wounded.

Shooting near Minnwest Bank
photo by Kim David

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