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1 dead, 2 injured in Austin drive-by shooting; suspect arrested

WCCO Digital Headlines: Morning of June 10, 2023
WCCO Digital Headlines: Morning of June 10, 2023 01:15

AUSTIN, Minn. -- One man is dead and at least two others are injured following a drive-by shooting late Friday night in southern Minnesota.

The Austin Police Department says it responded to a report of a vehicle crashing into an unoccupied home around 10:40 p.m. on the 700 block of 4th Street North.

Upon arrival, officers found a dead man and two injured passengers inside the vehicle.

According to police, before the crash, five people had entered the vehicle when a Dodge Durango approached and a person inside it began firing. The other vehicle began to roll, crashing into the home, where officers found it.

Investigators found the Dodge Durango on Sunday.

Police said early Sunday that a 23-year-old passenger in the suspect vehicle has been taken into custody. They are still searching for the driver, a 28-year-old man.

Investigators say the shooting was likely a targeted incident, but it remains under investigation.

Two victims - a man and a woman - remain in the hospital in serious but stable condition, police say.

Another two passengers in the victim vehicle fled the scene. Investigators say they are concerned they may have been injured and are trying to locate them.

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