On Tuesday, Minneapolis police
responded to a report of "the sound of shots fired" near the intersection where George Floyd was murdered a year ago.
The apparent shooting
occurred around 10 a.m. local time, about a block east of where a white police officer killed Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest attempt on May 25, 2020, according to Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder in a statement to Stardia.
According to Elder's statement, witnesses reported seeing "a suspect vehicle" fleeing the area at "a high rate of speed."
Soon after, a person arrived at a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound, according to police, who transported the victim to Hennepin County Medical Center. The injury is not believed to be life-threatening, according to Elder.
It was unclear who fired the apparent shots, and police described the situation as "evolving" and refused to provide any further information.
Community members had gathered at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue to commemorate the one-year anniversary
of Floyd's death
, and the location has become a memorial site to Floyd known as George Floyd Square
According to Associated Press
reporter Philip Crowther, the sound of approximately 30 shots could be heard near the square, prompting people
to flee for cover. Journalists reported broken windows and at least one damaged storefront due to bullets.
We counted 30 shots fired at George Floyd Square after watching the video. pic.twitter.com/oxGkLQru9Q — Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) May 25, 2021
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