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.”

Comments (84)
  1. married to the truth says:

    They are tracking him by his cell phone gps right now! lol stupid criminals! Driving a maroon monte carlo. This guy is in a high speed chase right now.

    1. anna says:

      @Amanda did you find out if it was your family member I hope everything is ok

      1. Amanda C says:

        Nothing is “official” but at this point with one person dead and believing that is a female it is my sister and that she was killed. The other victim I believe is her new boyfriend and the shooter is her ex.

        1. Alison S. says:

          I am so very sorry…. He was a very disturbed individual with lots of issues!

        2. Ven says:

          Praying for you all, so sorry

        3. david says:

          They haven’t released names but from how you talk it sounds as though it is your sister and friends that have so sorry for your loss if its true

    2. Joey Deans says:

      They have employees and witnesses in custody for questioning. They took them away in a bus.

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  2. Victim Du Jour says:

    Is this the same guy who put holes in the resort hotel roof?

  3. Kyle says:

    did they release his name or why he did it yet? MY CABLE IS EFFIN UP!!

  4. julie says:

    No need to dis Brooklyn Park. Lots of really nice families live in Brooklyn Park and this attitude and type of comment is not appreciated and is not necessary.

    1. Allie says:

      Thank you Julie, I agree. I am a Brooklyn Park resident and believe our town gets a bad rep just because of the news!! This could happen anywhere… always just have to be aware of your surroundings.

  5. Sally says:

    Amanda C, I hope you hear good news on your family soon. Nobody should have to go thru what you are. Time to instill tought penaltie on this sad and sick element in our city! This is where the tax payers moeny should be going, clean this shi@# up!

  6. Sally says:

    tough penalties, before anyone knocks my bad typing!

  7. howard stern says:

    i’m going bed

  8. Sarah says:

    Amanda C. Who is your family member? I might be able to help.

    1. Amanda C says:

      Her first name s Abby. If its her the shooter is Aaron. her ex bf and I am guessing the other vistim is her new bf. I dont remember Aaron’s last name right now. My sister’s last name begins with an F

  9. Sarah says:

    Who are you looking for, I might be able to help.

  10. King says:

    Your great…people getting killed and all you can do is insult.


    thanks for helping solve the problem. Nice- really nice. Two people are hurt and this is what you come up to write. Amanda I hope your family is safe. Peace.

  12. RachelClaire says:

    My love and prayers go out to Amanda C. How truly frightening this must be for you to not know what’s going on. I am praying for you and your family. Keep the faith and I hope you hear good news soon,

    To the rest of you, BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER!

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  13. Allie says:

    Feel free to not step in our town, we don’t need your presence anyways. The press thrives off of news articles like this and seem to love stories like this to show off our town. There are many wonderful people that live in Brooklyn Park and many wonderful things going for it. You don’t live there, you wouldn’t know. Never judge a book by its cover.

    1. Jake says:

      Well Allie, I’ve lived here for 25+ years, paid the taxes, never been arrested, and I know ENOUGH. 3 dope dealers busted on my BLOCK in the past 20 years. Last year, my next door neighbor got burglarized. Someone tried to kick in my door a few years ago trying to evade the cops. I have people casing my place all the time when my garage door is open. There are sex offenders all over the place. BP, south of 85th Ave., is a dump, and will look like a pseudo-landfill soon if tough measures aren’t taken. Yes, there are some really good people here, but we are OUTNUMBERED, and the past mayors and city council could CARE LESS about how to fix it. BP has a bad rep, and it has earned it, because it tries to be too PC.

  14. Amanda C says:

    They still have not been told anything. Please, if someone has a scanner and has something to tll me about MY SISTER then PLEASE, we are desperate to hear anything

    1. L says:

      I don’t think it sounds good.

    2. Alison Schwantes says:

      Call your dad he should know something by now! Abby lived with him, right??

      1. Amanda C says:

        Its my step dad and they are at the store now. The police wont tell them anything. I have been on the phone with him and with our sister.

        1. RachelClaire says:

          I’m not a religious freak, but I am praying so hard for you right now. Because of your comments, I feel so invested in this. I truly hope you are able to find out something very soon. I can’t imagine what you’re going through.

      1. Amanda C says:

        I have been on all the news sites local and dont see anything on KSTP different. What do you see?

  15. Humanist says:

    This site needs a monitor. It’s not helpful or constructive to make racist comments or to laugh about anyone taking their own life. It’s someone’s son, brother, friend, neighbor, etc. WCCO, please don’t allow such comments to be posted.

    1. C says:

      WCCO has every right to filter these comments. You can say whatever you want to say, but that doesn’t mean a private company has to let them stay on their website.

  16. Kyle says:

    did they release his name yet

  17. L says:

    Why would you ever say something like that? You are low.

  18. MN Tom says:

    It is the entitlement group

    1. Ven says:

      You and your mom?

  19. Alison Schwantes says:

    I have a few sources and Amanda you should call nearby hospitals because I really don’t think it is going to be good news for you. I am truly sorry!! My fiance used to work at the grocery store with her and he said she was the sweetest girl at the whole store and we are really good friends with her new BF Mike!! We are both truly, truly sorry and we hope Abby was only injured.

    1. Amanda C says:

      I have tried all the local hospitals. They will only tell me that they do not have a patient there by that name but if critically injured in ER they obviously dont register them. Also they will not tell me if they have any victim(s) from the shooting. I am guessing they think I am from the news or something and will not release that information.

      1. Alison S says:

        Maybe call the police department and ask them…My fiance lost his brother 7 years ago and he said the police were at his house within 20 mins of the car accident that killed him,. The police should’ve gotten ahold of your dad by now.

        1. Amanda C says:

          I know that is why I am so upset and confused. They are there at the store and the police know who they are and who they are looking for and they just keep getting told that “someone will update them” That’s it. I just don’t understand why they can’t tell them something so my family can either go to the hospital or begin to greive.

          1. RachelClaire says:

            If Josie below is right, I pray that your sister and her boyfriend survive. I am so, so, so sorry.

      2. D says:

        My family is on the scene and nothing is confirmed yet.

    2. concerned bp resident says:

      What is Mike’s last name?

  20. J says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved and to ALL my cowrkers as well.

  21. Rachel says:

    LOL is not an appropriate thing to say. I’m sure you think you’re helping, and obviously at least one person is hoping you give her some info, but laughing about someone killing themselves? Really? If he shot some people, he most likely had mental issues. Compassion is far more appropriate for all involved.

    1. Kay says:

      Well put Rachel. Our world needs more compassion. Peace to all and prayers to those hurt by this terrible tragedy.

    2. foge1 says:

      Not really. If he would have just shot himself in the first place, he would have removed his mentally ill genes crime the gene pool. Sorry to say that I don’t have much compassion for the coward…..

      1. Eartha says:

        No compassion for mental illness. Hmmm.

  22. adam says:


  23. josie says:

    Hello I just wanted to let you know that Abby indeed was one that shot. She is currently at north memorial. No news on her condition at this time. One is in critical condition and one is in serious condition. I know this for a fact because my friend works there and she just told me on the phone. When I hear something I will continue to post. I am so sorry Amanda. All the nastyness on here please just PRAY!!

    1. Amanda C says:

      Your friend works at the store or at the hospital? someone else just told me that they worked there and that Abby was dead. The police still have not told m family ANYTHING

      1. M says:

        Amanda- I did hear on Channel 5 news that one person is dead along with the shooter. I believe Mike is in surgery. I am very close to the source so I think I am accurate. I could still be wrong but I am very sorry that you have to go through this on the internet no less.

        1. SK says:

          I can’t believe they haven’t told your family anything yet. That is not right.

        2. josie says:

          My source also works there and things can change so fast I am so sorry!

      2. josie says:

        Yes I just got confirmation that Abby her boyfriend and her ex have all died. Omg I dont even know what to say. I am so sorry for your loss. I just want to cry for you at this point!

        1. Amanda C says:

          where are you getting this information? My family is still there and has not been told ANYTHING AT ALL.

          1. Josie says:

            My friend works at festival and they started a phone chain literally passing on the news. I know the news has definetly confirmed 1 at this point which would be Abby but I was told her co worker has also passed and that the ex boyfriend killed himself. Have they talked to your family yet?

            1. SK says:

              I can’t believe they haven’t talked to your family after 3 hours. I am saying extra prayers for you tonight.

          2. Jamie Carter says:

            I believe she must know someone at the hospital and is getting her information from that person. Your family should go to North Memorial Hospital. I am so sorry to hear this has happened, my prayers are with you and all families involved. Jamie

        2. RachelClaire says:

          OMG. This is such a horrible story and such a tragic event. I am so sorry for everyone involved. Amanda C., if you sister has passed, she’s already in a better place and looking over you wishing she could let you know she’s OK in heaven. What a nightmare. I wish you the best and hope you are able to make it through this horrible, horrible time. I wish I could do something to help you.

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    2. js says:

      no…she’s not at North

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  24. worried says:

    is anything official yet? is anyone for sure dead?

  25. SK says:

    I hope it is not your sister and her boyfriend. I am praying for the victims and their families. My husband saw a medicopter head toward the direction of North Memorial. Please keep us posted. I live in BP too and although this happened here is the shooter even from here. Bad things happen in all cities.

    1. SK says:

      So sorry for to hear this and can’t imagine what you are going through and to have to be so far away. I am praying for your sister and her boyfriend.

  26. bobbie says:

    1 Dead, 1 Injured in Grocery Store Shooting
    Two people are dead and another person injured after a shooting at a Brooklyn Park grocery store Friday night.

    The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. at the Festival Foods at 8535 Edinburgh Center Drive.

    Brooklyn Park police say the shooting happened inside the store’s break room, where the suspect shot someone he knew. He then shot a second person.

    One of the victims died; another person was taken to the hospital. That individual’s condition was not known Friday night.

    Authorities tracked the suspect to the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis, where he fatally shot himself.

    from kstp web site….so sorry.

  27. - says:

    KSTP -Two people are dead and another person injured after a shooting at a Brooklyn Park grocery store Friday night.The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. at the Festival Foods at 8535 Edinburgh Center Drive.
    Brooklyn Park police say the shooting happened inside the store’s break room, where the suspect shot someone he knew. He then shot a second person.
    One of the victims died; another person was taken to the hospital. That individual’s condition was not known Friday night.
    Authorities tracked the suspect to the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis, where he fatally shot himself.
    An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

  28. H says:

    Does anyone know anything more?

  29. LS612 says:

    I am extremely sorry to hear about such a tragic and horrible event. And why? Why would someone go to this extreme? I don’t understand. This is too unreal and sad.

    *Amanda, I am so sorry and I pray to God that your sister Abby is just injured, and will pull through with a successful surgery and recovery. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  30. Linda says:

    This is not a refection of BP This is a domestic gone horribly wrong. It could happen anywhere. My deepest prayers go out to families of the people hurt by this act of violance. I was on my way to shop at Festivel tonight and did not know what had happened and was turned away. This will not stop me from supporting our BP merchants

  31. Dawn says:

    Amanda C – I’ve been following this story all night and have been praying for a happy outcome. I don’t know anyone involved, but I am devastated. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  32. Paul says:

    i have heard it was a lovers quarrel thing…sorry amanda….

  33. Brewster says:

    Use to be a upper class neighborhood back in the 70’s, I work in a plant down the road from this store, I always hear sirens up and down the street all night long!

    1. BP says:

      The area this happened isn’t a bad part of town. Across the street maybe, but the side of 85th that this took place on is probably the best neighborhood in Brooklyn Park. Like someone said, take a drive down Edinbrook Pkwy and you’ll see some really nice houses around the golf course and surrounding areas. These are upper-mid class families that are on the same side of 85th as this took place on. The sirens you hear are due to the police station down the road…they are likely not going to this neighborhood that this took place at. For those of you making negative comments about Brooklyn Park, for the most part you’re correct, but definitely not for this neighborhood.

  34. Reid says:

    Amanda C. i’ve been reading these comments and just ripped apart by this story. My sister worked with your sister there, she was great friends with her. If you haven’t heard definitively yet, please comment on this and I will certainly give you my sister’s phone number. I don’t know you…but I am praying for you. May God bless you and your family.

  35. Dan says:

    crazy!! i was there like not too long before the shooting happend!

    1. ThothTheBuilder says:

      Good for you! Now you have a story for your Grandkids!

  36. LS612 says:

    I’m still up trying to read updates on this, and still nothing. Amanda, I pray you heard something by now already, and God bless you and your family & friends. My prayers are with you tonight.

  37. norskmn says:

    i have learned over the years that some people thrive on negative comments and after reading what some people have said about this horrific incident that strill proves true. These people do not have a life and therefore need to say something to elcit a response from others and then they invoke the freedom of speech to hide behind. You don not have to like what they say but it is the basis of what our country stands for the freedom of speech. I do not agree with what these people say but i believe even more in what our country stands for

  38. pete says:

    This tragedy has nothing to do with the city of Brooklyn Park. Festival Foods is located in an upper income neighborhood. If you don’t believe me just drive from the store down Edinbrook Parkway to Noble – one of the nicest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.

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