In the wake of another outburst of deadly gun violence in Minneapolis over the 4th of July weekend, Mayor Betsy Hodges asked people to "pray [for] all of those affected by these tragedies." Police Chief Janeé Harteau, meanwhile, "urge[d] people to put their guns down and find another way to resolve personal conflicts."
But at least one person was unaffected by those pleas, as early this morning a triple shooting occurred at 3551 Fremont Ave. N.
North Minneapolis street still red with blood four days after murder
As Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder tells us, "At around 1:30 this morning, police responded to the area of 36th and Fremont North on reports of shots fired."
"En route, the report was updated to a shooting," Elder continues. "Police arrived, found three adult females who had been the victims of gunshot wounds. All three were transported to North Memorial Hospital via ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries."
Elder says the women "possibly appeared to be outside at the time of the shooting, but we're following up with witnesses and leads developed at the scene."
No suspects are currently in custody, but police are "operating under the assumption at this time that this was not a random act," Elder says, adding that it's too early to know whether this shooting is related to any of the other recent ones in north Minneapolis.
Here are a number of photos from scene shared by local journalists on Twitter:
Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.
Mpls K9 helping w/the search for suspects in the triple shooting in N Mpls pic.twitter.com/TDa5PcR9eE-- Greg Kellogg (@Overnights_at_9) July 9, 2014