MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is hospitalized after a shooting in downtown Minneapolis Thursday night and another was released from police custody due to lack of evidence.
Police say someone called 911 to report someone being shot at around 9:24 p.m. at 3rd Street and Nicollet Mall near the Minneapolis Central Library. Officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper leg. First responders brought the man to Hennepin County Medical Center, and he is expected to survive.
Meanwhile, officers took another man into custody and requested a K-9 unit to help search for the gun. Eventually, that man was released as police say they didn’t have enough evidence to book him in jail.