Minneapolis police say 5 shot near protest scene

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Five people were shot near the site of an ongoing protest over the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Five people were shot near the site of an ongoing protest over the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Police say none of the injuries is life-threatening.

The Star Tribune reports the shootings happened near an alley about a block away from the 4th Precinct station, where protesters have been conducting a sit-in since the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark on Nov. 15.

Some protesters who were gathered outside of a north Minneapolis police precinct say they don't intend to stop their demonstrations despite the overnight shooting.

About 50 people were outside the building this morning, with more trickling in, and some said they planned to stay despite a request from Clark's family to end the protests.

Meanwhile, police say they are looking for three white male suspects in last night's shooting about a block from the protest.



 
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