BROOKLYN PARK (WCCO) — One person is confirmed dead in a grocery store shooting in Brooklyn Park Friday evening, according to authorities.
Mary Tan, the communications director for Brooklyn Park, confirmed the shooting occurred at about 8:30 p.m. inside a Festival Foods, located on 8535 Edinburgh Ctr.
Two people, both believed to be employees of the store, were reportedly shot inside the Festival Foods’ breakroom. The second person’s condition is not known at this time.
The shooting suspect fled the scene and his status is unknown. Police have been looking for him using a helicopter.
In a statement from the store, management said, “Our highest priority at this time is the well-being of our employees. We’re doing everything we can to support them as we wait to learn more about the situation.”