Minnesota State Fair Closes Early Saturday After Shooting
Falcon Heights, MN (KROC-AM News) - One person was injured after a shooting at the Minnesota State Fair Saturday night.
At 1:15 a.m. Sunday, the Minnesota State Fair confirmed that officers responded to reported gunshots shortly after 10 p.m. at the fairgrounds in an area that was heavily populated with fair guests and law enforcement. The victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was located by first responders and transported to a nearby hospital.
Just before 11 p.m., the Minnesota State Fair said the fairgrounds began closing around 10:20 p.m. because of a 'disturbance'. in the area of the midway.
Governor Tim Walz said the fairgrounds have been secured and that there will be extra law enforcement at the fair Sunday.
The incident remains under investigation.