Shots rang out near a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, on Monday night. Five people have reportedly been injured.
The shooting took place at about 10:45 PM on Monday evening. NBC News reports that as of 3:50 PM on Tuesday, two arrests had been made and police say that they are still pursuing other possible subjects.
Though police had originally reported that they were looking for 3 white male suspects, a 23 year old white male and a 32 year old Hispanic male were taken into custody Tuesday morning. Neither of the suspects’ names has been released.
5 people shot near 4th PCT, transported to hospital w/ non-life threatening injuries. OFCs searching for 3 white male suspects.
— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) November 24, 2015
Miski Noor, a media spokesperson for Black Lives Matter, told The Star Tribune that “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.” According to The New York Times, witnesses say that three individuals had been taunting the protesters during the rally. A group of about 25 demonstrators began escorting them away from the area when the three started acting suspiciously. About a block from the rally, at least two of the three individuals turned back on the protesters and opened fire. Witness accounts on social media describe the gunmen as two masked white men and one Asian man, all wearing bulletproof vests.
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