5 people shot overnight in Dinkytown, investigation underway

It happened in the area of 14th Ave SE and 4th St SE.
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Authorities are investigating an overnight shooting that occurred near the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.

Per a university safety alert issued just after midnight on Saturday morning, it happened near the intersection of 14th Ave SE and 4th St SE., a commercial area dotted with bars and restaurants.

"Stay out of the Dinkytown area," the alert warned. 

Five people — three males and two females — were shot in the incident, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder tells BringMeTheNews. 

Their injuries were described as non-life-threatening, with two being apparent "graze wounds." All the victims were taken to area hospitals by ambulance.

The shooter fled the scene before police arrived. Authorities have yet to release a description of the suspect.

This is a developing story. 

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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