Police in Minnesota have arrested five people in connection with a shooting at the Mall of America on Friday night that left one dead and another grazed.
The shooting occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday and the dead victim is described as a 19-year-old African-American man. According to FOX 9, a woman’s clothing was grazed by a bullet.
Five people got into an altercation, one of whom shot a 19-year-old boy several times. A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after first responders attempted to save him.
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Police arrived on the scene shortly after receiving reports of the shooting, and a lockdown was placed on the Mall of America, which was later lifted.
A SWAT team from the Bloomington Police Department raided a house in the city at 8:40 am on Saturday and made five arrests. Two 18-year-old men and three of his 17-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.
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Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said investigators believed one of the teens fired the gun.
“We are confident that those responsible for killing the victim are in custody,” Hodges said.
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Hodges said no motive was identified, but police believe the shooting may have been related to a “long-standing feud” between the two groups.
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