Saturday, April 01, 2006

Minneapolis Quagmire - Another Block E Shootout [UPDATE: Now it's murder]

Less than 12 hours after this post, word is starting to trickle in about yet another Block E shooting last night. At this time, there is nothing in the MSM, but there are two independent reports.

Anti-Strib reader Silence Dogood has this account in an Anti-Strib comment:

This doesn't seem to be working too well as there was just a shooting there (a couple of hours ago) and several people with guns were seen in the theatre. Then there was a huge fight outside when everyone fled the building after the shooting.

Sounds like family fun to me!!! I wonder if they make bullet proof vests for all ages?

Thanks R.T., everything is going great!
Silence Dogood 04.01.06 - 2:23 am
Then there is this shocking account from Daniele on MySpace (profanity deleted):

Saturday, April 01, 2006

I was flippin' shot at!
Current mood: Freaked out, man

Now, an update on MY DAY.

I got 3 hours of sleep. And then started a 17 hour shift. A shift full of the most difficult and totally ghetto tables EVER. And you know what my looong shift ended on? A (deleted) SHOOTING happening 30 yards from where I was. Actually, a plural shooting. Yes, shootingS. I guess some thugs went from movie theatre to movie theatre in Block E, firing their guns off. Then they ran, and shot somebody right next to me. Like, there were bullets at one point flying 20 feet away from me. Also, lots of cops with billy clubs for the super huge audience of people freaking out. Awesome. NOT!
Hurray for that (deleted) job, and for it being my last week there. I hate lots of stuff, and my brain is not working.

12:55 AM
Criminals are completely out of control in Minneapolis. Even the police agree with that.

Now if the MSM could just catch up with these contemporaneous accounts, the public might be able to stay safe by taking their entertainment plans elsewhere.

The Minneapolis Quagmire deepens.


WCCO News now has the story: It's turned into a case of murder. "One Killed In Block E Shooting".

(WCCO) Minneapolis One person is dead after he was shot Friday night on Block E in downtown Minneapolis, police said.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at 600 Hennepin Avenue South, police said.

The male victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was initially listed in critical condition.

The victim died overnight, police said. His age was not disclosed.

Police have made an arrest in connection with this shooting.
WCCO News also reports a woman was wounded in a South Minneapolis shooting: "Woman Wounded In South Minneapolis Shooting".