Monday, June 12, 2006

Shots Fired As Minneapolis Graduation Ceremony Lets Out

KSTP Eyewitness News reports on a shooting that occurred last night in Minneapolis as people were leaving the graduation ceremony for Patrick Henry High School: "Gunshots ring out after graduation".

Two shots were fired outside the Minneapolis Convention Center Sunday night just as the graduation ceremony for Patrick Henry High School was letting out.

No one was hurt, but the shots caused a lot of confusion.

One witness who was leaving the graduation tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, some people thought the shooter was coming inside the building. That is when many people started running back inside the convention center.

No one is in custody.
The Red Star weighs in with a few more details: "Shots fired outside Convention Center as graduation ends".

Several shots were fired Sunday night outside the Minneapolis Convention Center as people were leaving Patrick Henry High School's graduation ceremony, police said.

No one was struck, but one person claimed to have been injured as many in the crowd ran away from the shots, police spokesman Ron Reier said.

Some of the eight officers on hand for the event heard what were at least four gunshots, Reier said.
Mr. Reier sums up the situation:

"The good news is that nobody was hit," he said. "The bad news is that a lot of people could have been."
Welcome to the Quagmire. It's Minneapolis, after all.