Fourth of July shooting at Minneapolis park leaves 7 injured

MINNEAPOLIS — At least seven people were hurt when gunfire erupted during an informal Fourth of July celebration at a Minneapolis park, authorities said.

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According to KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV, the shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday at Boom Island Park, where a group had gathered to celebrate Independence Day. No formal holiday events had been scheduled at the park, KSTP reported.

“We were just watching fireworks, and we just heard a whole bunch of shots,” witness Kaayla Laanaee told WCCO. “I just heard them going over my head to the trees.”

Minneapolis Park Police said several people were treated at area hospitals, including two 17-year-old boys who were later released; a 17-year-old girl; a 22-year-old man; and two men and a woman, all age 18, with serious injuries, WCCO reported.

Officers have not arrested any suspects in connection with the shooting, police said.

No further details were immediately available.