Respect

Gunshots fired near place George Floyd was killed one year after his death

getty

Story at a glance

  • The Associated Press reports dozens of shots were heard near the intersection where George Floyd was killed one year ago.
  • A victim later showed up to a nearby hospital suffering from a gunshot wound that authorities said is not life-threatening.
  • The intersection has been barricaded since last year following Floyd’s death and has been turned into a memorial.

Police responded to reports of gunfire Tuesday at the Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd was killed by police a year ago, according to The Associated Press

The news outlet reports shots were heard near the intersection, informally known as George Floyd square, hours before it was set to be the site of a street festival marking the anniversary of Floyd’s death. 


America is changing faster than ever! Add Changing America to your Facebook or Twitter feed to stay on top of the news.


Video taken by AP shows people seeking cover as shots are heard. AP journalist Philip Crowther reported hearing dozens of shots ring out. 

Police responded to the area and a vehicle was reportedly seen speeding away from the scene. 

Not long after, a victim showed up to a nearby hospital suffering from a gunshot wound that authorities said is not life-threatening. No other injuries were reported. 

Crowther said things in the area “very quickly” got back to normal. 

The intersection has been barricaded since last year following Floyd’s death and has been turned into a memorial. 

Floyd, a Black man, died on May 25, 2020, after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest. The gruesome incident was caught on video and sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality. Chauvin was convicted in April for the murder of Floyd.


READ MORE STORIES FROM CHANGING AMERICA

NY TIMES ESTIMATES WEALTHY AMERICANS ARE REFUSING TO PAY $1.4T IN UNCOLLECTED TAXES

THE SUPREME COURT COULD DEAL A MAJOR BLOW TO MINORITY VOTERS

BIDEN ADVISER REPORTEDLY SAYS WHITE HOUSE WILL START REPARATIONS TO BLACK COMMUNITY ‘NOW’

TAYLOR SWIFT BASHES NETFLIX AFTER ‘DEEPLY SEXIST JOKE’

WOMEN OF COLOR ARE TIPPING THE BALANCE OF POWER IN U.S. CITIES

NEW POLL FINDS RECORD NUMBER OF AMERICANS IDENTIFY AS LGBT