Published May 3, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Police Department reported six people were shot Wednesday evening near the Little Earth housing complex, a housing complex built for American Indians living in Minneapolis. There were no reported fatal injuries among the six victims.
“At approximately 7:45 pm , officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Ogema Place on a report of a shooting.Upon arrival, officers located six victims. These victims were transported by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. One of those hospitalized is a juvenile,” according to the Minneapolis Police Department.
Three people were taken into custody related to the shooting. Police are not currently looking for additional suspects at this time. The Minneapolis Police Department’s Crime Lab responded to the scene and is collecting evidence. Investigators and officers are canvassing the area and speaking with those who may have any information.
The Minneapolis Fire Department was called in to assist with the large crowd that gathered at near the housing complex.
The Little Earth housing complex is owned and operated by the Little Earth of United Tribes, Inc. The housing complex’s web site says “Little Earth is the heart and soul of the American Indian Community in Minneapolis. The success of Little Earth and its residents is critical to the success of the Native Community here, and really to the entire city of Minneapolis.”
CORRECTION: An earlier edition of this story reported that 78% of American Indians now live in urban areas according to the 2010 U.S. Census. A more accurate statement from the U.S. Census is: In 2010, the majority of the American Indian and Alaska Native alone-or-in-combination population (78 percent) lived outside of American Indian and Alaska Native areas.