Minneapolis, Minn. (Fox 9) – Three people were shot in a drive-by shooting on Lake Street in Minneapolis Friday afternoon.
Officers from Minneapolis’ Third Precinct responded to a shooting in the 2200 block of Lake Street near Hiawatha Avenue at 3:02 a.m. and found three injured victims, all with fatal gunshot wounds: a 15-year-old boy, a 19-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.
Officers administered medical aid until paramedics arrived and transported the victims by ambulance to Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC).
One of the victims was a student at South High School in Minneapolis, the district said in an email to parents.
“Shots, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, I heard people muttering everywhere,” said Maria Buonano, who was at a meeting across the street when the shooting happened.
Investigators believe the gunman fired from a vehicle that left the area and the victims were standing on the sidewalk at the time of the crash.
Police are not yet aware of any connection between the victims.
“Sad. We’re living in the last days. What can I tell you? Things aren’t getting better, they’re getting worse,” Buonano said.
When the crime lab examined the evidence at the scene, 66 bullet markers were scattered over the half-block where the shooting took place.
Ironically, it all happened outside the office of Touch Outreach, a violence prevention group that works with the city to reduce community tensions and mentor youth, but luckily no one was inside when the shooting happened.
“We’re trying to figure out what and how this all happened, and if it could turn into something else,” said Sondre Burns, team lead for Touch Outreach.
Witnesses say they’re glad it wasn’t that bad when the shots were fired in broad daylight on a busy street.
“You know you’re not surprised now. Years ago, you’d be shocked, but now it’s OK, another one,” Buonano said.
Police say no one has been arrested so far.