MINNEAPOLIS, MN – A fatal shooting believed to be the result of road rage occurred in Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood on Friday, just before midnight, according to local law enforcement. The incident took place on the Franklin Avenue ramp leading to West River Parkway.
The shooter, who called 911 after the incident, told police he was assaulted after driving the wrong way down a one-way road. He then shot the other driver, who died as a result. Minneapolis attorney Joe Tamburino commented on the situation, pointing out that tensions can quickly escalate in road rage incidents.
Despite the shooter’s claim of self-defense, he was taken into custody by law enforcement. Tamburino explained that Minnesota is not a “stand your ground” state, requiring individuals to retreat before using force if reasonably possible. He added that the specific circumstances of the shooting, such as the shooter’s location when he opened fire, could play a significant role in the legal proceedings that follow.
Beatrice Blanc, a resident of the area, recalled hearing five gunshots during the incident. She used a neighborhood group chat to inform others of the incident. Expressing concern, she pointed out that she’s never experienced crime or gun violence in her eight years of living in the neighborhood.
She said her neighborhood was typically free of crime and made a heartfelt statement expressing her concern for those who are directly and indirectly affected by gun violence.