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Developing: Shooting Reported at Black Lives Matter Protest in Minneapolis

Public domain image from Wikimedia commons, photograph by Tony Webster.

Photo by Tony Webster

Black Lives Matter protesters have been “occupying” the 4th precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department since an altercation on Sunday, November 15th, which left Jamar Clark, a black man, fatally shot.

Late Monday night, social media began to trend with accounts of an active shooting at the sight of the occupation. A sample of posts follows. Follow #Justice4Jamar and PJ Media for additional updates.

Update: The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a report on the developing situation. They write:

Three protesters were shot Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the 4th Precinct police station in north Minneapolis.

According to Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.”

When protesters attempted to herd the group away from the area, Noor said, they “opened fire on about 6 protesters,” hitting three of them. The shootings occurred near an alley about a block away from the precinct station.

Much confusion ensued, with the attackers fleeing. No arrests had been made by midnight Monday.

How the shooters were identified as “white supremacists” remains unclear.