BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — Police are investigating after a man was shot near a bus stop in Brooklyn Park early Thursday morning.

Authorities said the shooting happened at about 1 a.m. near the 6400 block of Zane Avenue North.

A group of friends was walking from the bus stop when they were approached by someone who, authorities say, was on the bus and was involved in a dispute.

One of the people in the group was shot in the leg.

The victim was taken to North Memorial Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police did not offer any description of the shooter. It’s not known how many shots were fired.

Comments (40)
  1. ThothTheBuilder says:

    “A group of teens was walking from the bus stop and was approached by somebody”?
    Sounds to me like a group of teens that failed to tell the Police the whole story

    1. lib says:

      A group of teens means gang members to any one but cco.

  2. Samantha Villagomez says:

    I tell you this new generation are so milatant God speed.

  3. WunderfulWurld says:

    “A group of friends was walking from the bus stop when they were approached by someone.”

    Shouldn’t it be “A group of friends ‘were’ walking from the bus stop when they were approached by someone.”

    Sounds like one of the ‘friends’ done wrote dis

    1. Nice Grammar. says:

      No, smarty. It’s ‘a group’, so you use singular. You’d only use ‘were’ if there were ‘groups of friends’.

      1. fitswell says:

        who the hell cares how you spell it

        1. LoveItOrLeaveIt says:

          Actually, many people CARE about the written word. A person’s writing ability is an indicator of their education level and aptitude. When comments have misspellings and grammatical errors, I, for one, don’t take their message seriously.

  4. cycle with love says:

    The buses and “Metro Transit” are out of control in these Cities. Those of you in cars couldn’t care less! Bus drivers who try to confront these THUGS respond with: “if I say anything, they’ll report me…and it’ll be a ‘black-mark’ on my record.” Every night in St Paul @ 5th and Minnesota downtown, you can witness chaotic scenes with Metro Transit cruisers trying to quell the violence. No other city that I’ve ridden in, in recent memory (Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver) allows this behavior. Metro Transit and the drivers need to TAKE BACK the buses in these Twin Cities! Period!

    1. ted says:

      I have to ride the Minneapolis 5 route. Theres trouble almost weekly.

    2. Mary says:

      Cycle with love – I am in DT St. Paul every week at that exact location and that is not true. It is not chaotic ALL THE TIME. The police are usually out but sometimes they are not and there is no violence going on. So you are exaggerating. I even used to ride the bus from that same area and NEVER felt unsafe. Of course one needs to be cautious wherever they go but it is not as you describe.

      1. cycle with love says:

        Mary: No “exaggerating”, but the truth. You don’t ‘camp out’, so you can’t be there all the time. I have witnessed 3 swat team arrests (one in that location) on the buses since my return to the Cities last May. There is an element that feels ‘entitled’ to this behavior on Metro Transit. A suggestion: take Route 63 Eastbound that starts in ‘squeaky-clean’ St Thomasville and witness the complete transformation in ridership @ 5th and Minnesota (lets say) around 7pm. I rest my case…and I’m escaping this nightmare bus system (that I grew up with) in 1 week!

    3. Rusty Shackelford says:

      You forgot to include byciclists.

      1. LoveItOrLeaveIt says:

        Rusty, another ignorant comment from you! I shouldn’t be surprised. Don’t you know that BICYCLISTS don’t ride the bus. And you claim to be an educated person! NOT!!!

  5. married to the truth says:

    Another great reason to move to Brooklyn Park! What a dumpy dumphole dumpster dump! All of the our town is great folks can continue where I left off here…..

  6. Nancy Aleshire says:

    It doesn’t mention the name or age of the victim. What were they doing out on the streets at 1 AM. I guarantee they were not coming home from their jobs. Brooklyn Park has gotten really bad. I live one mile away from where that happened. I’m moving out of there as soon as possible.

  7. T.Liz says:

    I grew up in BP, it wasn’t always that bad. What the heck happened?? I wouldn’t move there if you paid me to.

    1. LoveItOrLeaveIt says:

      I lived there from 1974 through 1980. It was a predominately white bedroom community then. I took the bus on West Broadway and Rhode Island to downtown to my job every day. There was NEVER any problem. There was no problem in neighboring Crystal and New Hope either. However, from reading about the crime there now, there’s no way I’d live there. What happened to that pleasant little suburb?

  8. Fed up says:

    Another great mark on my city’s record! I can’t wait to move out of BP.

  9. USHellHole says:

    Yanks and guns – when will you spuds ever learn?

    1. captainobvious says:

      Yanks? very few yanks in brooklyn dark, only banana peelers

  10. Linda Tiggy Cotten-kurtz says:

    i live in brooklyn park now and am moving from the complex i live in which is really bad in a week and getting the h**l out of brooklyn park

    1. chimp says:

      If you live in a complex in brookly park, your on welfare end of story therefore you belong there, just 1 big litterbox of a city

  11. Linda Tiggy Cotten-kurtz says:

    no ur rt T.LIZ it was always like this it’s called to many apt complex that aren’t screening tenants good enough

  12. Linda Tiggy Cotten-kurtz says:

    sry t.liz i meant wasn’t

  13. The Truth says:

    Zane Ave? No surprise there, you can’t polish up a turd area no matter how much you try.

    Here is the solution, knock down all the garbage section 8 apartments still on that strip. Watch the crime rate drop.

  14. Doctornono says:

    “aren’t screening good enough”? Correct grammar would be “aren’t screening well enough”. Good is an adjective or state of being and well is an adverb.

  15. GB AD says:

    Brooklyn Park really isn’t that bad. While I agree the Sec 8 needs to go, you don’t even know if these people are from BP. That area of BP isn’t great, no doubt. But 95% of BP is a great city! Don’t knock a whole city, for one area.

    Minneapolis has a lot of great areas, and plenty much worse then BP..

    1. Ed says:

      They may not live there but they hang out there for a reason.
      I think you may have the numbers backwards, if 95% is good why is BP always in the news with stuff like this? I would think that if it was anywhere near 5% bad apples the good people of BP would put a stop to having their city look like a ghetto that nobody wants to go near.
      I hope this passes the grammar police inspection.

      1. HDMC says:

        …live there, but…

    2. BP says:

      It’s sad that the whole city is accepting of the fact that BP looks like a ghetto to the rest of the world.

    3. chimp says:

      north of 610 fine, south of 610 sewer raT heaven

    4. The Truth says:

      I’m not trying to compare Brooklyn Park to the worst parts of Minneapolis, I’m comparing Brooklyn Park to what it was in as little as 10 or 11 years ago. I think the % is more around 70% now and that’s being generous.

      It doesn’t matter if these scum live in BP or not, scum attracts scum and nobody has any balls to fight back.

  16. Fran says:

    Guess what people…VIOLENCE can happen ANYWHERE because there’s people involved. It’s unfortunate that it happens at all but that’s life. There is no place one can move to try to avoid violence. You can be minding your own business and get caught up in someone else’s mess – that’s just the way it is.

    That’s why I try not to live in fear and go on with my life in a positive way.

    1. captainobvious says:

      really so my chance of being violently attacked is the same anywhere i go? you must be a brain surgeon, please dont speak unless spoken to ok living tree stump.

  17. Stinks says:

    The Zane Ave. Strip has been a crap hole for years now and Jessie tried to doze down all the crap holes and they were saved by the “bleading hearts”. Crime has only gotten worse.

  18. HDMC says:

    So angry,..all the time!

  19. BrooklynParkite says:

    I’ve lived in Brooklyn Park for 15 years now. It has some very bad sections, but it also has a lot of wonderful safe sections and beautiful neighborhoods. Candidly, the section of the city that is the worst is on the southwest end of the suburb (along with the Zane strip, as another poster commented). But the eastern and northern sections of the suburb are quiet, neat and safe. Just like Minneapolis itself, it isn’t the entire city itself, but the neighborhoods that can be the problem.

  20. AM says:

    What is with the grammar police? Is this article about that? I think we have bigger issues.

  21. Pete says:

    I, too, have lived in Brooklyn Park for several years along the 610 corridor. It’s the riff raff that causes all the problems and they all come from southern Brooklyn Park. Most of Brooklyn Park is fine; it’s the 5% that give the city it’s bad name. As a society, we need to seriously address the issues of the gang-banger demographic.

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