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Shots fired near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis as community marks anniversary of his death

Minneapolis police on Tuesday responded to reports of shots fired near George Floyd Square, the intersection where Floyd died last year, as community members gathered to mark the anniversary of his death.

A caller reported a suspect's vehicle left the area "at a high rate of speed," police said in a statement. An individual with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound was being treated at a local hospital, according to police.

"This is an evolving incident," police spokesperson John Elder said. "No further information is available at this time."

Philip Crowther, an Associated Press journalist shooting video at the intersection, reported hearing as many as 30 gunshots about a block east of the intersection, and said a storefront window appeared to have been broken by a gunshot.

“Very quickly things got back to normal,” Crowther said. “People here who spend a significant amount of time, the organizers, were running around asking, ‘Does anyone need a medic?’”

Crowther shared footage of the moment gunshots rang out in the square on Twitter.

Source: USA Today

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