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No injuries after gunman opens fire at Minneapolis hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, September 4, 2014

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A gunman opened fire in downtown Minneapolis August 26, spraying gunfire toward an ER entrance at a city hospital, according to a report in the Star-Tribune.

No one was hurt in the gunplay at Hennepin County Medical Center, which apparently broke out at around 3 p.m. during a dispute between two groups of people at the hospital. Bullets shattered windows and hit an SUV at the busy downtown intersection, the report said.

The hospital went into immediate lockdown as police looked for suspects and investigated the shooting, which left about 23 bullet casings about 100 feet from the hospital entrance, reports said.

Police officials quoted in the report said a group of people passing through the hospital entrance got into an argument with another group and somebody started shooting, and that the target may have been someone passing through the entrance. Investigators were also looking at the possibility that the shooting was connected to an earlier shooting in the city, the report said.

 



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