Gunshots heard near Floyd square on anniversary of death

George Floyd

FILE – In this Wednesday, April 21, 2021, file photo, a man holds a sign at George Floyd Square, in Minneapolis, a day after former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts for the 2020 death of Floyd. The intersection where George Floyd took his final breaths was to be transformed Tuesday, May 25 into an outdoor festival on the one-year anniversary of his death, with food, children’s activities and a long list of musical performers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. (AP) — Bystanders at the Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd died ducked for cover Tuesday as gunshots rang out nearby, taking shelter briefly.

No immediate injuries were reported. An Associated Press journalist shooting video at 38th and Chicago reported hearing as many as 30 gunshots about a block from the intersection, and says a storefront window appears to have been broken by a gunshot.

The intersection is to be transformed later Tuesday into an outdoor festival marking the anniversary of Floyd’s death, with food, children’s activities and a long list of musical performers.

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