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6 shot in downtown Minneapolis gang altercations, police say

MINNEAPOLIS--Minneapolis police are investigating two shootings early Monday in the downtown Warehouse District that injured six people. Investigators believe the shootings are gang-related, and police said victims are not cooperating. At around ...

MINNEAPOLIS-Minneapolis police are investigating two shootings early Monday in the downtown Warehouse District that injured six people.

Investigators believe the shootings are gang-related, and police said victims are not cooperating.

At around 1:15 a.m., officers heard gunshots outside the First Precinct police station near Hennepin Avenue and North Fourth Street.

Officers found a man with gunshot wounds, who was taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center and was being treated for wounds to his leg and hand. Police said another man took himself to HCMC with gunshot wound to his leg. Neither men's injuries were life-threatening.

Officers found a handgun in a nearby parking lot.

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About 15 minutes after the first shooting, police said, more gunshots were reported near Hennepin and Fourth.

Officers found three men and a boy with gunshot wounds. An ambulance took all four to HCMC, police said. Three were being treated for injuries that weren't life-threatening; another shot in the chest was in stable condition, according to police.

Officers chased and arrested a suspect and found a handgun after the arrest, police said. Investigators don't know which shooting the suspect is responsible for.

Police also don't know if the two shootings are related, they said.

Officers are examining camera footage and canvassing nearby business owners.

Anyone with information is encouraged to text tips to 847411.

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