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6 shot at Little Earth complex in south Minneapolis

Three people have been detained in connection with the shooting.
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Six people suffered gunshot wounds after a shooting at the Little Earth housing complex in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis police say the incident happened at 7:45 p.m. at the 2400 block of Ogema Place, and arrived to find six victims with non-life-threatening injuries – one of them a juvenile.

They were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

Three people have been detained in connection with the incident, with police saying they're not looking for any more suspects.

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The subsidized housing complex in south Minneapolis, run by the Little Earth of United Tribes, is the heart of Minneapolis' American Indian population, though its almost 1,000 residents come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Wednesday's shooting is not the first of its kind in recent times. A 19-year-old man was shot dead at the complex this past March, prompting the Little Earth Residents Association President Jolene Jones to call for an end to "the violence and the guns."

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey issued a statement following Wednesday's shooting, saying "this violence cannot be tolerated."

“Gun violence is not acceptable in any of our neighborhoods, and Little Earth is no exception," he said. "[Minneapolis Police] Chief Arradondo and I will be working with Little Earth leadership and residents to not only strengthen the community’s safety — but also provide additional attention to the challenges that confront the community."

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