Five People Shot At BLM Protest By Alleged 'White Supremacists'
Update: 2:21 pm EST Tuesday
Police reportedly arrested two of the three white suspects who allegedly opened fire on protestors in Minneapolis on Monday night, The Star Tribune reports. The third suspect is still at large.
On Monday night, at least five people were shot in Minneapolis, Minnesota at an ongoing Black Lives Matter protest over the controversial police killing of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
Fortunately, it seems all of those who were shot sustained non-life threatening injuries.
It's now being reported 5 were shot at #BlackLivesMatter protest in Minneapolis. All injuries apparently non-life threatening. - @AP — Elite Daily (@EliteDaily) November 24, 2015
The shooting occurred close to the 4th Precinct police station, The Star Tribune reports. It happened at approximately 10:45 pm.
The suspects are believed to be white males wearing bulletproof vests. As of around 2:30 am on Tuesday, the suspects were still at large.
5 people shot near 4th PCT, transported to hospital w/ non-life threatening injuries. OFCs searching for 3 white male suspects. — Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) November 24, 2015
Some are alleging the shooters were white supremacists.
There have been reports of white supremacists shooting protestors in Minneapolis tonight. Check @BlackLivesMpls' TL & #4thPrecinctShutDown. — deray mckesson (@deray) November 24, 2015
Dana Jaehnert of St Paul says she witnessed at least 3 white "supremacists" @ the shooting, some in masks. @MPRnewspic.twitter.com/oHsoIJjLW7 — Doualy Xaykaothao (@DoualyX) November 24, 2015
Miski Noor, a Black Lives Matter media contact, told The Star Tribune,
A group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights. [They] opened fire on about 6 protesters.
Many immediately took to Twitter to respond to these troubling developments.
White men with bulletproof vests shot four civil rights protesters in Minneapolis, and I'm supposed to be more scared of a Syrian refugee. — Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 24, 2015
Yes, white people can be terrorists too. Don't be afraid to use that word. Proof tonight in Minneapolis. #4thPrecinctShutDown — Jonathan Diener (@jonodiener) November 24, 2015
This occurred at a time when America is deeply divided over Syrian refugees and racial tensions are very high. Violence like this helps nothing.
We will continue to provide updates as they come in.