MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say the second person arrested in connection with Monday night’s shooting that injured five Black Lives Matter protesters has been released following questioning, and two more are now in custody.
Police responded to the shooting Monday at 10:45 p.m. on the 1400 block of Morgan Avenue North, which is located one block north of the 4th Precinct.READ MORE: Man, 78, Dies After Car Collides With Pickup South Of Kellogg
Police say the investigation revealed the second man who was arrested, a 32-year-old Hispanic male, was not at the scene of the shooting at the time.
Witnesses said the gunmen were white supremacists who were hanging around the rally before others asked them to leave. The witnesses said the men came back a short time later and fired six shots at protesters. Five victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Shortly before noon Tuesday, police said a 23-year-old man, who is white, was arrested in Bloomington. Two more suspects were arrested around 2:30 p.m: a 26-year-old white male and a 21-year-old white male who voluntarily turned themselves in.READ MORE: Four-Run Ninth Seals 9-2 Win For Twins Over Kansas City
Their identities will be released upon charging.
Then, in early afternoon, police confirmed a second man – a 32-year-old Hispanic man – was arrested in his vehicle in south Minneapolis.
Police are looking for other individuals. Anyone with information is urged to call 612-692-TIPS (8477).MORE NEWS: 'This Is Historic': Lawmakers Reach Tax Cut Deal Ahead Of Session Deadline
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