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1 dead, 11 wounded in shooting in Minneapolis, 9 shot in NY

Published : 21 Jun 2020, 20:14

  DF News Desk

File Photo Xinhua.

One man was killed and 11 people were wounded in a shooting in the northern U.S. city of Minneapolis, local police said Sunday, reported Xinhua.

Minneapolis police tweeted that "12 people have suffered gunshot wounds in an incident ... 1 adult male died and 11 have no life-threatening wounds."

The police did not mention the name and age of the deceased, and it wasn't clear whether anyone was taken into custody.

Local authorities also advised people to avoid the area in Uptown Minneapolis, about 5 km west of the city's commercial area.

Meanwhile, nine people were shot and injured in a shooting incident at a large gathering Saturday night in Syracuse in New York state, local authorities said.

Local police officers received a call just before 9 p.m. about a stolen vehicle at a parking lot near downtown. Upon arrival, they saw hundreds of people from a prior gathering running and yelling about a shooting a moment ago, according to the Syracuse Police Department's post on Facebook.

Nine people were injured and were taken to the hospital. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and in critical condition by Sunday morning, while other victims were expected to survive, said the department.

The gathering seemed like some kind of celebration, said the police. The nature of the celebration is not yet clear.

At a press conference early Sunday, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh said he believed no city permits were granted to the gathering.

Large gatherings are currently banned across New York state due to COVID-19.

No one was immediately taken into custody and police do not have any suspect information, said Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner.