MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fridley police have released surveillance images in Sunday’s Target store gun incident hoping it’ll lead to the identification of the suspects.
On Sunday at 5:20 p.m., Fridley police officers responded to the Target, located on 755 53rd Ave. NE, on the report of a shot fired inside the store. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate the suspect.
An investigation revealed that a man and woman entered the store and were paying for small snack-type items at the cash register prior to the incident. During the checkout process, police say the man began to make adjustments to his left ankle area of his leg. That’s when a shot was fired from his ankle area, striking the floor of the store.
The two suspects then fled the store and left in a red or maroon 2-door vehicle (pictured above). The man appeared to be limping, but there was no blood at the scene to indicate he was struck by the bullet.
There were no bystanders injured in the incident.
Police say the two suspects talked about being on a 12- to 15-hour road trip in their vehicle prior to the accidental shooting.
The man is described as a white man in his late-20s with brown hair wearing a gray/green baseball cap, blue ADIDAS T-shirt covered by a black jacket, dark colored pants and tennis shoes with a white sole.
The woman is described as a white woman in her late-20s, wearing a pink shirt covered by a blue/black hooded sweatshirt with LOVE PINK written on the front. The sweat shirt was covered by a gray sweatshirt. She also wore dark colored jeans and white tennis shoes.
Fridley police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call Fridley police at 763-572-3629.