A suspect was arrested in a shooting in which several people were injured in a Minnesota medical office, authorities said.
An “active shooting incident” occurred Tuesday morning in Buffalo, Minnesota, at Allina Health Emergency Care – Buffalo Crossroads Clinic – Wright County officials said in a statement. The suspect, suspected of being the shooter, has been detained, the statement said.
Police said the shooting took place around 11 a.m. near the 755 Crossroads Campus Dr in Buffalo, about 42 miles northwest of Minneapolis, NBC’s subsidiary KARE reported. Officers and deputies from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the SWAT team responded to the guns fired at the clinic, the station reported.
An employee at the Allina clinic said the incident was a mass shooting, the station reported.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday that several were injured.
The Minnesota State Patrol said Twitter that 6 cans of blood were transported from the Red Cross to Buffalo Hospital. Other details were not immediately available.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Tuesday that the shooting was an “unspeakable depravity.”
“Those who have enhanced and risked their own health for ours. Our first respondents will be on the scene to help,” – Frey tweeted on Tuesday. “Today, Minneapolis stands with our neighbors in Buffalo.”
According to its website, the emergency care facility provided testing and vaccination of Covid-19.
The Buffalo Police Department did not send an immediate comment on Tuesday.
Buffalo is a city of 16,000 inhabitants.
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