Gunshots heard near Floyd square on anniversary of death
@ap.news This image from a police body camera shows people gathering as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was recorded pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck for several minutes as onlookers yelled at Chauvin to get off and Floyd saying that he couldn't breathe on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis. From the moment a bystander filmed the incident, video shaped the public's understanding of Floyd's death. (Minneapolis Police Department via AP)
By DOUG GLASS Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd died has been disrupted by gunfire, just hours before a family-friendly street festival marking the anniversary of his death at the hands of police.
Associated Press video from the scene Tuesday morning shows people running for cover as shots ring out. Police say one person later turned up at a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, but it isn’t clear if that person was injured in the shooting near George Floyd square.
The intersection is to be transformed later Tuesday into an outdoor festival marking the anniversary of Floyd’s death, with food, children’s activities, and a long list of musical performers.