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Shot fired inside Target Center

According to the Pioneer Press, “Minneapolis police are looking for a man who allegedly fired a handgun at another spectator in the Target Center stands Saturday night as thousands watched a mixed-martial arts competition.�
No one was shot or injured during the incident, which was not a random shooting.
Minneapolis police Sgt. Tammy Dietrich said the suspect, who fled the arena after the shooting, fired one round at the intended victim while the two men were fighting in the seating area. Police have the name of the suspect, and according to the Pioneer Press, officers interviewed the intended victim - a 27-year-old Minneapolis man - at the scene.
The shooting occurred about 10:45 p.m. during a break between bouts at the “World Fighting Championships - Downtown Throwdown, an event showcasing kickboxing, wrestling and martial arts.
According to the Star Tribune, “Police spokeswoman Sgt. Tammy Diedrich said it is the first shooting inside the Target Center in her 20 years on the force.�
The Pioneer Press quotes Sandy Sweetser, Target Center senior director of marketing and event services: “The event resumed after a half-hour delay, Sweetser said, and ended shortly before midnight.
Sweetser also said that off-duty Minneapolis police officers and Target Center in-house security provided security for Saturday’s event, and spectator’s bags were checked at the building’s entrance, which is a standard policy used before Timberwolves games.

Star Tribune:
http://www.startribune.com/467/story/1425999.html">http://www.startribune.com/467/story/1425999.html

Pioneer Press:
http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_6912418">http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_6912418