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An unknown gunman was caught on live television firing shots at George Floyd’s memorial Tuesday in Minneapolis on the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death.
Floyd’s death’s one-year anniversary has provided Black Lives Matter activists and mainstream media companies another opportunity to promote their anti-police and anti-white agenda that has taken the country by storm.
Gunfire was captured around after 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the 3800 block of Elliot Avenue during the ABC crew’s live recording from George Floyd Square. Just as ABC News reporter Alex Preshat began a monologue about “police reform,” he was interrupted by random gunfire. Multiple rounds could be heard fired in the background of the live report.
“We just gotta be careful here with some gunshots,” states the reporter as he runs for cover while the shots continue to be fired.
“It sounds like gunshots, I’ll let you know what this is,” he says as others are seen running away in the background.
“S***, where is that?” He then asks as more shots ring out.
A shooting was caught on camera at the George Floyd Autonomous Zone on the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death. The area has seen a spike in violent crimes, including one murder, since police were chased out. pic.twitter.com/53sqoybUTh
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According to reports, after reviewing the footage, it was determined that a disturbing 30 gunshots were fired. Minneapolis police say that one person who was shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries was taken to Abbott Northwestern Hospital before being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. The victim’s name has not yet been released.
The suspected shooter was last seen driving away from the scene, according to police. Motive as to why the shooting took place or who the shots were aiming for has not been released.
The footage from yesterday highlights that this city’s problem may be centered around its citizens’ violent and criminal behavior rather than “bad cops.” The violence and criminal behavior of the citizens in the city were on full display.
For the past year, talks of defunding police funds or altogether abolishing law enforcement have spread like wildfire. Minneapolis was one of the first cities to promote and enforce the idea.
The “George Floyd Square,” or “The Free State of George Floyd,” the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 38th Street surrounding the death site of Floyd, has been operating as an Autonomous Zone independent from the control of the police or emergency services since September last year.
Since then, the area has turned into a haven for criminals and violence, as several people have died within the George Floyd Autonomous Zone, with the police unable to respond to their calls.
In addition, upon entering George Floyd Square, white people are specifically asked to “decenter” themselves and monitor other “white folk” for any “problematic” behavior.
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