Gunmen open fire in Uptown, Minneapolis; 11 injured

A motive is unclear at this point.
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Gunmen let off a blaze of bullets overnight before bar close in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, resulting in 11 victims being taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds. 

Officers arrived at the 2900 block of Hennepin Ave. S. to find several victims, and multiple ambulances followed and transported victims to Hennepin County Medical Center. Other victims showed up at hospitals in private vehicles, according to Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder. 

Police say "individuals on foot started shooting in the mid-2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South and proceeded north." As people in the area fled, so did the suspects. 

All 11 victims are adults and expected to survive varying injuries, police said. 

A Facebook Live video posted by Minneapolis activist Kay G Wilson described the aftermath of the shooting as a "horror scene," showing 17 crippling minutes as victims were treated outside storefronts by bystanders and police.

"I could hear the bullets whistling past my head," Wilson said. 

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Police originally issued a release saying there were eight people shot, only to update it as more victims arrived at hospitals. 

Victim identities have not been released and no arrests have been made, though police say there are five detectives working the scene, reviewing surveillance video and video taken by individuals at the scene. 

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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