MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Anoka County are investigating after an overnight shooting that left one person dead and injured six others.
According to the sheriff’s office, officers from the Spring Lake Park Police Department responded around 12:08 a.m. to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of the Dala Thai Restaurant and Banquet Hall in the city of Spring Lake Park.
Upon arrival, emergency responders located multiple victims with gunshot wounds. One victim, a 19-year-old man from St. Paul, was found deceased.
Officials say six victims were transported to nearby hospitals for their injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
A neighbor who lives near the restaurant says the gunshots woke her up.
“I was confused cause I thought it was like fireworks,” Jayden Jensen said. “I thought it sounded too fast to be a gunshot and then I started to hear the ambulance.”
The @AnokaCoSheriff confirms a 19-year-old is dead and several more are in the hospital after an apparent shooting in Spring Lake Park last night.
From what we can see on FB, the Dala Thai Restaurant and Banquet Hall was hosting an event last night.
— Erin Hassanzadeh WCCO (@erinreportsTV) December 22, 2019
“My heart goes out to the victims and the families,” Spring Lake Park Mayor Bob Nelson said. “Anytime you lose the life of a young person, anybody, in this senseless violence it’s heartbreaking.”
There are currently no suspects in custody.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is helping the Spring Lake Park Police Department investigate this case. They do not believe there is a danger to the general public at this time.