MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police are trying to figure out if two back-to-back shootings in Uptown overnight are connected.
The first shooting happened near 31st Street and Hennepin Avenue South at about 2:30 Saturday morning.
Police were first called on a report of someone with a gun. When they arrived, they found two men who had been shot.
Then minutes later a woman was shot at Lagoon and Humboldt Avenues.
“It honestly sounded like fireworks were happening,” Brianna Sundgaard said.
Sundgaard was walking back to her apartment in Uptown with a friend after grabbing a bite to eat around bar close Saturday morning.
“It was like 2:30 in the morning so it seemed kind of weird that we’d be hearing fireworks then. It was probably 3 or 4, I don’t know, it could’ve been shots,” she said.
The women were a block over from the scene of a crime.
A woman, found inside a vehicle with four others, was shot in the neck at Lagoon and Humboldt Avenues.
“I had four missed calls from my dad this morning. And he knows where I live and he was wondering if I was OK,” Sundgaard said.
The woman who was shot was given CPR and taken the hospital where she is in critical but stable condition.
Just minutes earlier before the shooting, there was another down the street on the 3100 block of Hennepin Avenue.
Police say two men were shot outside. One several times in the leg, the other in the foot and armpit. The two men are expected to be OK.
Officers are using surveillance video from the area and talking with witnesses to try to piece together what lead up to the shootings, and to find out if they’re connected.
“I think it just shows that you gotta be mindful when you’re walking late at night. Keep your eyes and ears open,” Sundgaard said.
Police have not identified the three people who were shot.
They did say the two men were not cooperating with police.
If you have information about either shooting last night, you can call 612-692-TIPS.