Coon Rapids Shooting: One Casualty Reported, Investigation Continues to Find Suspect 

A shooting incident reportedly occurred at a YMCA in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

The crime news was first reported by a social media page, Twin Cities Crime Watch & Information. According to the page, the suspects arrived in a red sedan occupied by four Somalis.

Twin Cities Crime Watch & Information posted,

“Coon Rapids – SHOOTING at the YMCA, 8950 Springbrook Dr., occurred inside. Suspects in a red sedan, occupied by four Somalis. Partial plate contains JW*25.”

According to Times Now, a statement was received by the Coon Rapids Police Department where it stated that when police were reported, they responded immediately. 

Officers arrived at the scene around 7:58 p.m. on Friday and found one person suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital.

The police shared on their Facebook page,

“Friday night the Coon Rapids Police Department was dispatched to the Emma B. Howe YMCA on a report of gunshots. Officers arrived at the scene to find one person struck by gunfire. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Currently, their condition is unknown.”

‘Shooting Was Not Random’

The police announced that they believe the shooting at the YMCA in Coon Rapids was not random.

Detectives from the Coon Rapids Police Department were present at the scene and actively investigating the matter.

The police have urged the public to provide any information about the incident by calling 763-427-1212.

As of now, no information is available regarding the person responsible for the shooting, and the circumstances surrounding the incident are still unknown.


The police have revealed the identity of the victim. According to CBS News, the victim is a 16-year-old male.

The YMCA will be under lockdown on Saturday and Sunday, with regular scheduling expected to resume on Monday.

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