Crowds scattered as shots rang out near a north Minneapolis block party Saturday afternoon, injuring one person, according to a police spokesperson.
The first-ever Summer Block Party and Music Festival, hosted by nonprofit Appetite for Change as a celebration of the organization's fifth birthday, was billed as an event to promote health, wealth and social change. Acts included DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, King Louie, Carnage the Executioner and SKNY, among others.
That was all before shots were fired nearby at the corner of W. Broadway Street and Girard Avenue N., sending one woman to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her leg, officials said.
As crowds dispersed in the immediate aftermath of the incident nobody stepped forward with information, leaving police with no suspect information at this time, according to police spokesperson Corey Schmidt.
Authorities did locate a handgun nearby, though they say the scene is still very much active.
Anyone with information is urged to call Minneapolis Police or to speak with officers nearby.
Fox 9 has a crew on scene. This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.More