One injured when gunshots ring out during gathering at George Floyd memorial square: Reports

One year after George Floyd’s death in Minnesota sparked widespread riots and increased demands for police reform across the country, protesters and demonstrators continue to gather in George Floyd Square, an area established to commemorate him.

News crews captured a dark moment on Tuesday, however, as gunshots could be heard in the area and crowds of people ran for cover.

“Down, down, down!”

The incident reportedly occurred at about 10 a.m. near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 38th Street. ABC News reporter Alex Presha noted that protesters were preparing to observe a moment of silence when the loud bangs could be heard.

“Down, down, down!” someone could be heard yelling as the news footage cut out and the in-studio broadcast resumed.

Another clip captured by Associated Press reporter Philip Crowther showed his discussion of police reform abruptly interrupted by the sound of apparent gunshots. Subsequent estimates reveal about 30 shots were fired, and at least one shattered a nearby window.

“I want to know”

Police stated that a suspect fled the scene and at least one individual was critically injured.

Even as many of those present at the scene and Democratic Party leaders across the nation have used the anniversary to advocate for police reform, the scene in Minneapolis appears to show a city that has not become safer since Floyd’s death.

Roughly one-third of the city’s police officers have quit and its murder rate has consistently ticked upward over the past year, but it is not alone as many metropolitan areas across the nation have witnessed a spike in violent crime.

In addition to the reports of gunshots, some reporters on the ground were reportedly roughed up on Tuesday, including one journalist whose phone was smashed and a videographer whose equipment was stolen.

Earlier this month, Minneapolis City Councilman Phillipe Cunningham demanded accountability from Mayor Jacob Frey, writing: “What is being done to stop this violence? I want to know.”

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  2. Roughly one-third of the city’s police officers have quit and its murder rate has consistently ticked upward over the past year, but it is not alone as many metropolitan areas across the nation have witnessed a spike in violent crime.

    Democrat run cities lead the list. De-funding the police is working out well for these cities. The criminals have lost respect for a police officers authority and are resisting more often. If they get shot their family sues for damages. Cops are disrespected because of the lies the leftist politicians and media cohorts. The police are not the problem the leftist woke politicians are the problem.

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  4. JoPaul, this is very true. Just like the theme song for the Ghost Busters.
    ”WHO ARE YOU GONNA CALL?” When there is no one to call.

  5. Idiots are running the Country! So sad, wake up folks……This is the greatest country on earth and we are letting the Idiot’s piss it away!!!!

  6. All decent law abiding citizens no matter their race need to move out of the state of Minn. and St. Louis Mo. If not your lives will continue to get worst. Protect yourself and your families. george floyd was a pice of Chit career criminal and caused his own death like most of the 7% of the 13% who resist arrest and continue to commit crimes. Wake up people before it is to late.

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