Two Minnesota National Guardsmen Injured in Drive-by Shooting

A Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis police team were targeted in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning – as California Rep. Maxine Waters joined hundreds of angry protesters and urged them to be “more confrontational,” the New York Post reports.

The team was providing neighborhood security in Minneapolis when, at about 4:19 a.m. local time (5:19 a.m. ET), a light colored SUV drove by and several shots were fired.

Two National Guard members suffered minor injuries whena light colored SUV drove by and several shots were fired at the “neighborhood security team,” the Minnesota National Guard said in a statement.

One was injured by shattered glass and taken to a local hospital, while the other suffered “only superficial injuries,”  the statement said.

“I am relieved to know none of our Guardsmen were seriously injured,” said Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard adjutant general.

“This event highlights the volatility and tension in our communities right now. I ask for peace as we work through this difficult time.”

The shooting followed a few hours after Waters broke the law by violating curfew with protesters in Minnesota and she demanded that anti-cop demonstrators get “more active” and “more confrontational,” according to the report.


About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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