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Richfield Shooting Chase Ends In SW Minneapolis

Police still searching for victim.

Richfield Shooting Chase Ends In SW Minneapolis

A possible shootout at the in Richfield ended in a traffic stop next to Southwest Minneapolis' Kingfield neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

Shortly before 1 p.m., someone called the Richfield Police saying she had just seen two men chase a third across the apartment complex's parking lot on the 900 block of East 77th Street. Shortly after they disappeared from her view, the witness heard "four or five" gunshots, according to Richfield's Deputy Police Chief Jay Henthorne. 

Then, according to Henthorne, the witness told 911 dispatchers, the two men she's originally seen pursuing the first man reappeared and jumped into a small, red car, and sped off. 

Bloomington and Richfield police officers worked together to locate the car traveling northbound on Interstate 35W, according to spokespeople from each agency. Officers stopped the car at the 46th Street exit and arrested five people.

Henthorne said all five are in custody and are being interviewed as "persons of interest" in the case. Six casings were uncovered at the scene of the alleged shooting, Henthorne added, but the department currently has not located the victim, if any. 

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