Gun goes off in MN Target store – police search for suspects


Fridley police are looking for two people who fled the Target store in Fridley Sunday evening after a gunshot was fired.

The two – a man and a woman – were at a cash register about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, paying for some snacks and soda, when the man "began to make an adjustment" to his left ankle. While he was doing that, a shot was fired from the area of his left ankle, police say.

KARE 11 reports the bullet richocheted off the floor, hit the ceiling and knocked down a ceiling panel.

The two people ran out of the store and drove away in a red or maroon two-door vehicle.

The man appeared to be limping, but police say they didn't find any blood at the scene. Nobody else in the store was injured.

The two had mentioned to the store clerk they were on a 12-15 hour road trip.

Police released images from the store's surveillance cameras, as well as descriptions of the two suspects, in hopes of identifying them.

The man is white, in his late 20s, with brown hair. He was wearing a gray/green baseball cap, a blue Adidas t-shirt and a black jacket, dark pants and tennis shoes with white soles.

The woman is white, in her late 20s with long dark hair. She was wearing a pink shirt, a dark hooded sweatshirt with "LOVE PINK" written on the front, and a gray sweatshirt over the top. She had dark jeans and white tennis shoes.

Target doesn't ban guns from its stores, but "respectfully requests" that its customers don't bring firearms on the premises. In a statement to KARE 11 Monday, Target officials said they are cooperating with police in the investigation.

Anyone who knows who the suspects are, or where they are, is asked to call Fridley police at 763-572-3629.

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