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Man dies when gunfire erupts near ‘George Floyd Square’ in Minneapolis as Chauvin trial looms

  • March 07, 2021

less than 48 hours before jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of the police officer charged in Floyd’s death.

Police spokesman John Elder said police were alerted to Saturday’s shooting at about 5:45 p.m. local time and were told the victim or victims had been brought to the “autonomous zone” at the edge of the intersection.

“Officers were met with some interference at the scene,” Elder said. They were notified that the victim had already been brought to a hospital, and a short time later learned he had died.

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The shooting came hours after about 150 people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor’s mansion to demand accountability for police officers. Many of the protesters had family members who died during police encounters.

Contributing: Tami Abdollah

Bayle Gelle speaks outside Minnesota Governor's residence during a protest on March 6, 2021.

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