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Multiple Shootings Reported Across Minneapolis Overnight; At Least 8 People Shot

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Violence overnight across Minneapolis left at least eight people with gunshot wounds and one person stabbed.

The Minneapolis Police Department says it's investigating five separate incidents, which occurred between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 1 a.m. Wednesday. So far, no fatalities have been reported, nor have any arrests.

The first incident happened just after 10 p.m. on the 2900 block of Columbus Avenue, near where riots erupted last month following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.A group of people got into an argument in the area and shots were fired, investigators say. A bullet struck a man, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The man was dropped off at a hospital.

The next incident happened in north Minneapolis, on the 1100 block of 21st Avenue North. Police say a drive-by shooting left two women with gunshot wounds; their conditions were not given. A third victim appeared later at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Not even 10 minutes passed before the next incident happened just a few blocks east, near the 600 block of West Broadway Avenue. Two men told investigators they were shot by someone they didn't see. The men suffered non-life-threatening wounds.

Shortly before 11:40 p.m., two men arrived at Hennepin Healthcare with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police say the men reported they were shot near the George Floyd memorial site, on the 3800 block of Chicago Avenue on the city's south side.

About two hours later, police responded to another reported shooting in south Minneapolis, on the 300 Block West 32nd Street. At the scene, they found a man suffering from a stab wound. He told investigators he just woke up and found he was hurt.

The overnight violence comes on the heels of a weekend shooting that left one person dead and six injured. That incident happened on the north side after an argument in a bar spilled outside and bullets began flying. Police have yet to make an arrest in the weekend case and are offering a reward for information.

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