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5 people shot overnight in Dinkytown, investigation underway

It happened in the area of 14th Ave SE and 4th St SE.

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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