Innocent Bystander Killed During Rolling Gunfight in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - An apparent rolling gun battle in downtown Minneapolis last night ended in a crash that claimed the life of an innocent bystander.
The Minneapolis Police Department reported the deadly crash occurred just after 11 PM at an intersection near Target Field, just moments after Minneapolis Police officers responded to reports of multiple gunshots involving the occupants of at least two vehicles. A news release says preliminary information indicates two vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed while exchanging gunfire before the vehicles crashed, causing one of the vehicles to leave the street and strike a woman riding a scooter.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, while multiple adult males were transported to a hospital with serious injuries from the crash. The victim's name has not been released, but officials say her death is being investigated as a homicide.
The news release says evidence of the gunfight was found on the road in the two blocks leading to the site of the crash and the vehicles involved matched the descriptions given by witnesses to the original shooting incident. Minneapolis Police say decisions concerning arrests and charges in the case are pending.
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