Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester Police made several arrests this morning while executing search warrants at two residences in The Gates of Rochester apartment complex. Lieutenant Mike Sadauskis says the assistance of the local Emergency Response Unit was requested in securing the apartments because the investigation involved a series of shootings that occurred in Rochester last month.

Lt. Sadauskis says three people were taken into custody. Two of them are being held in the Olmsted County Jail on charges stemming the rolling gun battle that erupted on the afternoon of August 15th when the occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire at several locations in the city. The third person is being detained on an unrelated drug charge.

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The focus of Friday’s investigation was on the occupants of a black vehicle involved in the shootings that was recovered several days after the incident. Rochester Police previously made several arrests involving people linked to the other vehicle, which was found parked at Lincolnshire Park near the site of one of the shootings.