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Police: Man Sought After Gun Discharges In Fridley Target Store

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Authorities are looking for a man after a gun discharged at a Fridley Target store on Sunday while he was at the checkout counter.

The Fridley Police Department responded to the Target store Sunday afternoon on 53rd and Central Ave. NE on a report of a shot fired. When officers arrived, they learned a man getting ready to depart the store was carrying a gun in his waistband.

Police say the gun began to fall to the floor and the man tried to grab it, causing it to discharge. The bullet hit the floor and ricocheted to the ceiling. Nobody was hit or injured in the incident. The man recovered the gun and he headed to the parking lot with a female.

Police say they do not have a description of the vehicle the two left in. The two are described as a white male and female. Authorities are reviewing store surveillance footage as the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should call the Fridley Police Department.


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