BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — Three people were shot outside of an International House of Pancakes restaurant in Bloomington, Minn.
Bloomington police say the shooting happened after a party bus carrying 20 to 25 people pulled into the parking lot of the IHOP restaurant near the Mall of America about 3 a.m.
Police Cmdr. Mark Stehlik says the group had rented the bus and was returning from visiting Karma Nightclub in downtown Minneapolis. While at the nightclub, there was some kind of fight.
The group then left the restaurant and ended up at IHOP in Bloomington where some were standing outside talking to other friends in vehicle, when a car pulled up and multiple gunshots were fired.
“There was some brief conversation with some of the people in the parking lot and then there were multiple shots fired in the direction of some of the people standing there,” said Stehlik.
Stehlik says one man was shot multiple times in his lower body and another man was shot in the leg. Those two were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, one of them reportedly in critical condition.
A third man suffered a superficial wound and was not transported.
“The shots were fired from inside the vehicle. We’re still trying to identify who the occupants of that vehicle are and where it went,” said Stehlik.
Witnesses were able to give police a description of that vehicle and surveillance video may also help the investigation, but so far no arrests have been made.
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