Shots Fired in St. Cloud Park, Man Taken to Hospital
ST. CLOUD - A man is hurt after a shooting in a St. Cloud park on Thursday afternoon.
Police say they received reports of shots fired just after 12:30 p.m. at Central Park, which is near 29th Avenue North and 4 1/2 Street. Officers arrived and found a 33-year-old man with a gunshot wound.
Witnesses said five people were fighting before several shots were fired. Police say the suspect left the scene in a vehicle and has not been found. Others involved in the fight also left in several vehicles.
The victim was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Police believe all people involved in the fight knew each other and this wasn't a random shooting. There were no other injuries.
The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force is taking over the investigation.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200 or the Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301. Crime tips can also be texted to the Crime Stoppers. Enter 274637 ("Crimes") into the destination box, start your text with TRITIP, enter a space and type the tip information.
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