Seven wounded in Boom Island shooting amid chaotic July 4 in Minneapolis


Callan Grey from KSTP-TV reports “A chaotic finish to the Fourth of July holiday weekend has Minneapolis city leaders and residents calling out for order. Minneapolis Park Police reports that seven people were injured Tuesday morning in a shooting at Boom Island late Monday night. Downtown Minneapolis was chaotic throughout the evening. Fireworks were being fired from cars, posing danger to pedestrians and drivers. Amelia Huffman, interim chief of police, stated that the city received more than 1,300 911 calls between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.; Minneapolis is known for receiving this many emergency calls per day. She claimed that some officers were armed with fireworks to target them as they responded to different complaints.

Related: Paul Walsh writes for the Star Tribune: “City and police administration first admitted violence at a press conference late Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Jacob Frey stated that this is unacceptable conduct in any city. We shouldn’t tolerate the violence, recklessness and sometimes idiotic behavior we witnessed. It will not be tolerated, let me be clear. They were firing commercial-grade fireworks at the first responders.

Also in the Star Tribune, Ryan Faircloth writes: Democrats in the Minnesota House stayed quiet about their bill to legalize edibles containing certain amounts of THC — the cannabis ingredient that gets people high — to give it a better chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate, House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler said Tuesday. The bill was passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor. was signed by Gov. Tim Walz. Minnesotans over 21 can now purchase edibles and beverages containing no more than 5 mgs of THC per portion and 50 mgs per package. It was made public. It was not promoted because it can increase the political pressure some people feel.

FOX 9 reportsThe search for a 6-year-old Minnesota girl missing continued Tuesday. Investigators are now looking for areas along the Mississippi River, Stearns County, just two hours from her Northfield,, home. Police said Tuesday afternoon that crews were searching Mississippi River County Park in Rice, Minnesota for items belonging to Elle Ragin, six-year-old, and Lisa Wade, her mother. Ragin went missing this weekend, after her mother was found in Northfield’s Maple Brook Court home. She had committed suicide. Police have been searching the area and the home since the discovery of Ragin’s mother’s corpse but have not found any leads. Elle was still missing Tuesday afternoon.

Chris Hewitt also writes in the Star Tribune: The Guthrie Theater performed “Emma” last Saturday with at least two of the 10 roles acted understudies. Illusion Theater had been scheduled to open Carlyle brown’s “The History of Religion” Friday but has since canceled the shows, moving the opening night to July 15.

KARE 11’s Alexandra Simon reported: ” Justin Sutherland, a local chef and restaurateur, is currently recovering from a boating accident according to an Instagram post. According to a post on his Instagram page, the accident occurred July 3. However, Sutherland is said to be in good spirits. Sutherland’s representative declined to give further details Tuesday, but stated that they would be providing more information in the next few days.

FOX 9 reports You might have noticed an orange tint to the sky after storms and dark skies swept through Minnesota on Tuesday. Multiple FOX 9 viewers took photos of an orange sky, and FOX 9 staff saw the unusual color in the sky outside our Eden Prairie station. FOX 9’s Ian Leonard described the phenomenon during our newscast. ‘As scattered rains came through we had an awful lot moisture particulate matter suspended within the atmosphere. As the sun’s angle drops, it is now coming through the clouds instead of straight through them. The yellow, orange, and for a spell, the entire sky are almost all bright gold. It was a cool effect, but it has nothing to do storms.

Jelani scott writes that Monday was not a typical day at the ballpark for the Twins. On Monday, with runners on first and second bases in the seventh inning against White Sox, outfielder Byron Buxton got the first out on an A.J. Pollock’s fly ball was caught at the wall by Gio Urshela, who made an impressive catch. The Minnesota star quickly threw it to third baseman Gio Urshela. He tagged Yoan Moncada out and retreated to second. Engel then stepped on the bag to retire Adam Engel. Moncada and Engel had started the play on first and second respectively and were in an awkward position due to misjudging Pollock’s fly ball. After the chaos subsided, the bizarre, inning-ending sequence was officially declared the first 8-5 triple play in league history.

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