Rochester Police Respond to Reports of Two Shootings
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester Police responded to two separate reports of shootings Thursday night.
Lieutenant Tom Faudskar says the first was reported around 8 PM when a 29-year-old man arrived at St. Mary's Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound on his foot. He told officers he was leaving the Thursday's Downtown event when some unknown assailants shot at him.
Faudskar says investigators noted significant inconsistencies with his story and later determined his wound was likely the result of an accidental self-inflicted shooting. He says the investigation is ongoing and the man could end up facing charges.
The Police were alerted to the second incident by multiple witnesses who reported hearing gunfire in the vicinity of the Essex Park Apartments and the adjacent soccer fields. Lieutenant Faudskar says officers, including K9 officers, searched the area and did not find any evidence that a shooting had taken place. It is expected that they will revisit the area today to look for signs of damage to vehicles or other property. No injuries were reported.