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3 Mpls officers injured on night of shootings, stabbings and fights

It was a tense weekend for the city of Minneapolis.

The weekend proved to be unusually busy — and dangerous — for Minneapolis police, three of whom were injured after responding to incidents around the city early Saturday morning.

According to a media briefing from MPD, the first incident happened at about 1:00 a.m. in the Uptown area, where a group of drag racers were "engaging in exhibition driving" and "causing damage to the roadways and endangering the personal safety to those in the area."

When officers showed up to the scene, the suspects "turned their aggression towards law enforcement," throwing rocks and other items at them, MPD says.

Two officers were injured as a result and subsequently treated at Hennepin Healthcare.  

In a separate incident about an hour later downtown, police were pepper-sprayed as they responded to a report of a stabbing and a brawl outside the bar scene near Hennepin Avenue and 5th Street North.

Three people suffered head injuries during the melee, including one police officer who was transported to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment.

The night also saw a wave of gun violence, with six people suffering gunshot wounds in four separate incidents. 

The victims include a pre-teen girl who was shot in the head while jumping on a trampoline with other children in north Minneapolis. She was rushed to the hospital in "very critical condition." 

Police are investigating a report that a red four-door Ford pulled into the alley and a shooter fired from the car at the home.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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