2 injured when person shot at Uber driving down I-394

Publish date:

Two people were injured when someone shot at an Uber vehicle that was traveling on Interstate 394 early Sunday morning.

The Minneapolis Police Department says five women got into an Uber (a ride-share service passengers can request via cellphone app) in downtown Minneapolis around 2:30 a.m. to go to one of their homes.

The Uber was on westbound 394 near Dunwoody Boulevard when a person fired multiple shots at the vehicle, which continued driving on the interstate "unaware" they were being shot at, the release notes.

When the vehicle approached Penn Avenue, more shots were fired, hitting two of the people inside – one passenger was struck in the back, the other in the arm, police say.

They were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. The identifies of the victims haven't been released.

Police closed part of I-394 to investigate the shooting and gather evidence, noting in the release they are following up on leads.

No one has been arrested and police haven't said what may have led to the shooting, the Star Tribune says.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), noting if someone provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person they could be eligible for a reward.

Next Up


2 motorists shot in separate weekend incidents on I-35E

Police are investigating two separate roadway shootings on Interstate 35. In one incident in St. Paul, shots were fired early Saturday morning from a green Ford Explorer and another driver was taken to the hospital with face and neck injuries. In another incident early Sunday morning, a woman was shot and injured on I-35 in Eagan in what was likely a road rage incident. It is not yet known if the two shootings could be linked.

Woman shot and killed on I-394 identified

Officials have identified the woman shot to death by Golden Valley Police on I-394 as Katherine Marie Gordon, 58, of California. Police said Gordon had possession of a handgun when she was pulled over. The Star Tribune reports she had a history of mental illness.